Being honest concerning self can be excruciatingly painful. Especially when I admit I don’t deserve forgiveness, acceptance, respect, or the love of my children. I am fully aware of the damage caused by my addiction. My past actions are not excusable, nor am I trying to make them so.
Herein lays the reason I am passionate about Jesus. Even though I found forgiving myself the single most challenging process in my life, it was Jesus who changed my whole perspective. He forgave the unforgivable. Bad things produce dire consequences. What we do will always have effects.
I cannot make up for wrongs already committed, but I can move forward in proclaiming freedom through the only name that saves us. Jesus, the name above all names.