One of the most powerful phrases we can say is, “I’m sorry.”
I know this is short today, but it’s something I feel we may have forgotten. A sincere apology, without excuses or trying to fit it in context, can be healing.
If they aren’t ready to accept it, that’s okay. Give them room to absorb your words.
An apology isn’t about what we get; it’s about what we are willing to give.
If you’ve been carrying around that unspoken apology, write a note, make a call, or look that person in the eye and simply say, “I’m sorry.” Don’t wait. Do it now, while it’s on your heart and mind.
What might happen if a band of healed women across the world shared healing words with those closest to them?
Take this deeper
Is God asking you to come alongside a friend or loved one who longs for restoration?
Is there a time God has restored you in any area of your life?
What does that look like? What does it not?
In this week’s episode of More Than Small Talk podcast, “Restore Her,” Holley, Jennifer, and I explore what it means to be restored, what part we might play, and how God sees what we do not.
Listen at KLRC.com or your favorite podcast app.
You’re right! It’s about what we are willing to give. It takes time, energy and humility to say “I’m sorry.” It is truly a gift.
When my children were young we took a Christian parenting class I loved what they said about apologizing. They recommend asking the other person for forgiveness when you purposely wrong another and use I’m sorry for times when you accidentally do something wrong like bump into them.
It is something we have used in our family and it is powerful. But of course, I am sure if I looked within I would realize I don’t do it enough. Thank you for the reminder.
I struggle with saying “I’m sorry” for things that are not my fault, and yet I’m uneasy about saying it when I am in the wrong. Thank you for these powerful words, and the nudge to not wait.
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