Knowing we’ve hurt someone can be very painful and guilt can eat away at us. God doesn’t want us to carry guilt around for the things we’ve done in the past.
1. Ask God to forgive youfor those things you know you’ve done to hurt others. Once you’ve asked the Lord to forgive you, it’s time to trust that He is faithful to do just that!
2. Forgive others.It’s important to forgive those in your life who may have deeply hurt you – your parents, husband, friends, etc.
3. It may be helpful to ask individuals, perhaps family members, who you know you’ve hurt, to forgive you. You want to be humble and demonstrate how genuinely sorry you feel. Accept that the other person may not say exactly what you want to hear if they are not ready to forgive you.
4. Forgive yourself. This is perhaps the hardest part. But, I’ve found that praying and asking God to help me forgive myself for a wrong is really helpful! Also, realize that you cannot change the past, but that today is what matters.
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