“He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter)” John 1:42
Forgiving yourself starts with believing the truth of who God says you are. We see several times in the Bible where God gives someone a new name; calling them out of who they believe they are, and naming them what He knows they are meant to be.
God has called you, He has affirmed you. Don’t give up when you feel like you’ve failed! He has given you a new name – have the boldness to get up and try again.
Jesus thank you for not seeing me the way I see myself. Thank you for not giving up on me when I mess up or revert to my old ways. Please forgive me for ______. Help me to get up and walk in the confidence of who you say I am today.