March 12, 2015

Trying To Forgive

The last couple weeks for the Hubs and I have been a little rough. We've both been overextended,  stressed out, frustrated, and irritable due to circumstances mostly outside of our control. There's been a little bit of taking it out on eachother and a lot of bickering.  It hasn't been fun.

Last night it turned into a little bit of an "airing of grievances" where both of us went back and forth telling the other why they were being upsetting. Finally, I got tired of it and just said "how about a fresh start?" And so we agreed to start fresh and forget all those things that had been bugging us. Of course, in the next five minutes, we had to remind each other like five times of it, and to stop dredging things up.  We did eventually get past it, and it felt so much better to be reconciled again.

Humans can be like that. We can be petty, small, slow to forgive, and quick to hold grudges. God isn't though. God forgives us over and over again. As long as we ask for it in confession and are sorry for our sins, forgiveness is there waiting for us. And God's fresh start isn't like our fresh start, where we bring things up again. No, once our sins are forgiven, they're gone!

It's so beautiful that God has given us the sacrament of confession, and allows to come back as many times as we need it, for all the times we sin and sin again. It's also a beautiful example. Though we fall short time and time again, we can keep reaching, keep trying to forgive and to love as God does.

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6 comments:

  1. How wonderful it would be if we could forgive like God! Forgive and forget! ;)

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  2. Hmm, I'm only wrestling with myself tonight, but thanks for the reminder that God forgives and we can start fresh! Praying for you and your husband in this as well!

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    1. I think sometimes wrestling with yourself is the worst. There are things, small things at that, that I haven't forgiven myself about since my childhood. But we probably should forgive ourselves like God forgives too.

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  3. Beautiful testimony. The theme of forgiveness has been coming up a lot lately.

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    1. Thank you! I've noticed that too. I know for me its always something I have to work on.

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