It’s not like God won’t forgive us for bad decisions or transgressions we make when we repent but do we freely embrace the forgiveness of a forgiving God or do we harbor in our heart and minds Satan’s lies? Deep down inside we know that God is a forgiving God but sometimes it’s us just not being able to forgive ourselves. We feel like we’ve cross the point of no return. Judas crossed that road of self-pity, shame to the point that he would rather not live even though he had a forgiving God in his presence. We have something better than Judas because we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us.
4 “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
Here’s something to think about.
The Apostle Paul reaped the benefit from this statement made by Jesus “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing ” before he ever knew him. How much have we benefited from what we don’t even know? How many times has God forgiven you while waiting on you to forgive yourself? It’s important to forgive ourselves after repentance because un-forgiveness within ourselves leads to regression and missed blessings.