In Others’ Words: Guest Post by debut author Jill Lynn
As Christians, why is it so hard for us to forgive ourselves? This is the journey my character Olivia goes through in my first novel, Falling for Texas.
I love this quote from my pastor, Mark Bates: “Christ, the faithful savior, died for unfaithful sinners. We don’t ask him to forgive us because we’re good. It’s because we’re His. Because He is faithful.”
What grace in these words. What relief. He is faithful when we are not. We don’t deserve grace or forgiveness and cannot earn it. It’s because Christ first loved us. Because he is faithful.
I’m so grateful He’s a trustworthy God.
Here’s a quote from Falling for Texas:
“Forgiveness can change those wounds from bleeding and throbbing to an ache that heals over time.”
Sometimes the person we need to forgive most is ourselves. We’re full of grace for others, but we hold ourselves to a higher standard.
What are you holding on to?
My prayer for you today is that you break free from the thing that’s been holding you captive and fly into the freedom He offers each of us.
In Others’ Words: Why is it sometimes easier to forgive others, but not ourselves? Do you have a favorite quote or Scripture about forgiveness?
Jill Lynn lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children who make her laugh on a daily basis. She writes the kind of stories she likes to read—ones filled with humor, grace, and happily ever after. Jill does far more dancing in the kitchen with her family than she does cooking, and she has a thing for coffee, books, boots, and thrift stores. Connect with her at Jill-Lynn.com or on social media @JillLynnAuthor. Other ways to connect with Jill:
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