Why You Don’t Need to Forgive Yourself (And What You Really Need Instead)

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Do dark sins of your past keep you depressed, with the longing to be able to forgive yourself? Here's why you don't have to, & what you really need instead.

If you’re haunted by past sins and failures, and have ever confided in anyone about the shame you feel, it’s likely that you’ve encountered this piece of advice:

“You need to forgive yourself.”

Perhaps you’ve even tried to discover how to do just that.

I’m at Satisfaction Through Christ today, where I’m pondering this matter of forgiving ourselves.

Here’s an excerpt:

Some Christians have walked with the Lord practically all their lives, coming to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior as young children and clinging closely to Him from that point onward.

For the majority, however, that isn’t the case. Most believers have a blemished history. A past marked by varying degrees of wickedness, often including at least one particularly heinous act that somehow keeps plaguing our minds long after our sin has been covered by the blood of the Lamb.

Do you fall into this latter category?

Do you find yourself knowing that God has forgiven you, but still longing to be able to forgive yourself?

After all, we hear everywhere, from the church pew to the psychologist’s couch, the message of how important self-forgiveness is.

Perhaps it will surprise you to know…

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