Why Do I Struggle To Forgive Myself? -- Love and Respect Podcast Ep. 051

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In this week's episode, Emerson and Jonathan discuss the topic of forgiveness. All of us do wrong. Who among us is perfect? When we fail to meet God’s standard, some of us not only feel badly, but we hate ourselves, too. Emerson asks listeners to struggle with the wonders of being forgiven, instead of struggling to forgive oneself.

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Timestamps:

02:02 – We finished a 2-part series last week. Tune in here.

02:45 – The first three episodes of this podcast talk about the basics of the Love and Respect message.

03:55 – Self-loathing and asking the question, “Am I redeemable?”

05:52 – This is the struggle of every believer from time to time, and sometimes all the time.

09:04 – All of us will do wrong, so how do we deal with it?

11:20 – Performance-based responses to our own wrongdoing.

13:43 – Your judgment against yourself is actually a sign of your integrity.

15:25 – As you walk in the light.

17:54 – “All” doesn’t mean “some.”

18:41 – This truth causes incredible perplexity among believers.

21:39 – Discipline vs. punishment.

23:01 – “…and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

24:11 – Emerson unpacks what it means to “remember no more.”

27:10 – The other side of God’s discipline.

29:27 – Your faith and your feelings—who do you think you are?

31:18 – Beware of spiritual arrogance.

34:22 – When you’re forgiven, this is your new reality.