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God Doesn’t Define Us by Our “Worst Day”

God Doesn’t Define Us by Our “Worst Day”

God Doesn’t Define Us by Our “Worst Day”

Thankfully, God doesn’t define us by our “worst day”

Can you recall your “worst day”…perhaps, you have quite a few!? Was it weeks, months or years ago? When you remember that day, do you feel your heart drop, a sense of shame or embarrassment come over you? Do you feel the guilt or remorse?

Was this day,

words spoken in the heat of an argument,

a bad parenting moment,

a deceitful behavior that caused harm,

a broken trust with someone you love,

an intentional plan to injure someone,

or humiliation to a potential friend?

This list could be never ending, because like a fingerprint, “worst day’s” are individually unique. None are ever the same, different places, different times, & different people. Yet, one thing is consistent, it involved the moral or ethical part of you. This is why you don’t just remember the “worst day”, but you re-feel the “worst day.”

I still feel the hurt I caused when I recall the look of pain as I spoke sharp words to someone I truly loved. At times, my “worst day” moments seem to have defined parts of me by reminding me that I am a bad friend or person.

Thankfully, God doesn’t define us by our “worst day”

You may feel that your “worst day” is unforgivable. That is a lie. You are not an exception to his love and mercy. God doesn’t desire us to live under condemnation, so He woos us to ask for forgiveness for our “worst day” behaviors. I don’t know your “worst day” experience…but I do know, there is a God who will forgive you, love you and restore you when we are humble before Him.

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God also calls us to go to those whom we have hurt and ask for forgiveness. This could be difficult, because it involves humility and vulnerability. Done in the right spirit, it can be an integral part of the healing process.

James 5:16 – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

The hardest part of asking for forgiveness is the person you hurt, may or may not forgive you. Jesus will. It is in His character to choose to forgive you and He is good. Jesus gives us new mercies to start new, to help forgive yourself and move forward to your “best day!”

Psalm 86:5 – For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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Karen Blandino is a pastor’s wife, Texan, mother and counselor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from TCU and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UTA. She has served 12 years in education. She and her husband planted 7 City Church in Ft. Worth, Texas where they serve as lead pastors.

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