Helping others address their needs is one of the best ways to relieve the anxiety we may feel about our own.
–Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Sometimes, we’re the one who causes pain.
When I think in those terms, I am not so ready to be angry at someone who has hurt me.
This is humility.
Humility is taking your rightful place in God’s creation, yet, submitting yourself to the bigger picture.
We don’t say we’re sorry enough. Far too often, we make it about us and our feelings. Our feelings count. But so do the feelings of others.
In Christianity, the focus is on loving God and your neighbor. Jesus said these were the greatest commandments and if you are doing this, “the rest” will fall into place. If you think about it, it’s because all of our thoughts, words, and actions are affecting God or our neighbor.
When you give and don’t think about yourself first, you are a happier person.
Challenge: For the next 7 days, say you are sorry to one person every day. See how humble it makes you feel.
You may have had an abortion.
Deep inside, you may wonder if it was right or wrong.
You may feel the emotional pain from terminating your pregnancy, even if you were okay with it at the time.
If you are struggling with having an abortion, I have something to tell you. God forgives. You may not think you did anything wrong to need forgiveness. But the fact you are feeling so miserable, or the abortion still haunts you after several years, you may be dealing with guilt.
We are limited in our human understanding – as amazing as we are! We are wired to be hurt by our actions.
But the good part is God is merciful. The Bible tells us so much about how God is compassionate toward us.
God is not punishing you. God loves you. And He wants more than you know to not feel the guilt. He forgives when we go to Him. And only He, the one who made you, is able to erase the past.