(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED ON GodfirstGodalways)
I’ve messed up badly with a my boyfriends mom and I fear that she hates me now, however I feel like God let this happen to open my eyes up and help me see everything that I’ve been missing. She and I are super close and we go to church together but I just feel like after letting her down I can’t face her as a Christian or her sons girlfriend and I’m not sure how to start praying for the whole situation it’s left me at a loss for words and I truly want her to see how sorry I am but I’m lost
I think it’s great you recognize what God is trying to tell you. It shows humility and true repentance. You have to remember that all Christians aren’t perfect and that includes you. Just because you believe in the LORD doesn’t excuse you from making mistakes. You’re human, so forgive yourself as the He already has forgiven you. He’s already forgiven you because He took your place on the Cross. It’s accepting Christ again that reaffirms your belief that He is your Savior. Once you’ve recommitted, don’t forget you are part of that connection between the Father and the Son. God never left you, it’s your mindset that was not fully present because you allowed Satan to make you doubt. If you can always return and rest in the love of God, it doesn’t matter what others may think….don’t be consumed by the possible thoughts anyone might have of you…that is not your main concern. Your focus should be to please the LORD with your faith and I promise your faith will return God’s blessings because He works in mysterious and wonderful ways. Your renewed faith should also renew your love for others. Love, love, love! It changes everything.
You can pray by praising and thanking Him first for the situation because it has created a desire in your heart to be right with God again. Express that desire to please Him however it may look like (cry, sing praises…mean every word). Then, repent because you feel terrible about what went down, don’t’ leave any feeling or thought behind that was involved in that situation. Be open and truly honest with God. Your anxieties will leave your heart because if you truly confessed, humility will refresh you with peace as God removes every bit of pride you have left. He will not remove your fears if you are still hanging onto what He is trying to remove from you. Let go, and let God, He renews the spirit as you rest and trust in His. End your prayer with thanks and praises because He loves you so much not to leave you as you were previously. I am praying for you love. <3
Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)