1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
I was watching a gospel music program the other night, and there was an interview with a family of singers (The Crabb Family). The eldest son was talking about a song his father had written when his father was completely broken through alcoholism. The family was suffering and so was his dad. One day he was facing his faults and asked God for forgiveness. (I’ve included this link to information on Gerald Crabb. I hope it encourages you all.)
The host of the show stated as the premise of the discussion about the song that the hardest thing for people to say to God or man is “I was wrong” and “Please, forgive me”.
Yet, if you’ve ever asked God or man for forgiveness or stated or fault, you know what a relief it can be. However, we still have a hard time admitting our sins and flaws.
The most important thing is, though, that we have to ask God for His forgiveness of our sins. We have to admit our faults to others. We also have to provide each other with the same grace God shows us in forgiveness.
“Please Forgive Me”–The Crabb Family