Part of our healing comes with forgiveness (of ourselves and others), and part of it comes with repentance. But first, we have to begin with how God sees us. How he sees you. Do you know?
You are deeply and completely loved (Rom. 8:38–39)
You are totally and completely forgiven (1 John 2:12)
When God sees you, he sees the righteousness of Jesus (2 Cor. 5:21)
You mean the whole world to him (John 3:16)
He thinks you are beautiful. Right now (Song of Sol. 4:1)
He is committed to your restoration (Rom. 8:29)
You are not now, nor have you ever been, alone (Heb. 13:5)
And that’s the memo.
By Stasi Eldredge from Free to Be Me