I forgive my Father for years of emotional and psychological abuse and all the complex insidious ways that abuse splintered my sense of confidence... read more
when you forgive others, but most importantly, when you forgive yourself.
It’s easy to blame others for the pain and frustration you might be feeling right now. I know, friend. I’ve been there. While it’s more comforting to put the blame elsewhere, you must hold yourself accountable for the ways in which you have contributed to your struggle and the outcomes of the situations you’ve faced.
The resistance to accountability is shame. Its emotion burns so painfully that it prevents your movement forward, corroding the self-love that leads to redemption. By sharing my own story of Forgiveness with you, though, I want encourage you to lovingly forgive yourself and discover your own redemption in the midst of whatever adversity you’re facing.
Surrender is the first step on your path to choosing Hope— but you can’t stop there. Through our This Is Living Hope: 8 Practices to Choose Hope in the Midst of Adversity digital workbook, we’ll give you eight practical exercises, beginning with the Practice of Surrender, to help you release yourself from unmet expectations, shift your perspective and choose Hope today.
Sometimes you need to be inspired and reminded to let go. Be encouraged by these powerful stories from other men and women who are practicing Forgiveness and choosing Hope in the midst of adversity.
Want to see how the 8 Practices of Living Hope can make a difference in your life? You can download the first step—Surrender— from our This Is Living Hope: 8 Practices to Choose Hope in the Midst of Adversity digital workbook for FREE.