How often do we say, “I am sorry”? These are some of the most important words we can say. Just imagine how much better your life could be if only you would tell a few more people that you are sorry for something you did, didn’t do. Maybe you are just sorry that “something” happened the way it did. Wouldn’t be better to say “sorry” than to suffer
Wouldn’t be better to say “sorry” than to go without those people in your life? A few uncomfortable moments are surely better than a lifetime of hostility. Just apologize and enjoy a better life.
We also recognize our need to apologize to our God. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). John wrote, “If we say that we do not have sin, we lie and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous in order to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we do not sin, we lie and are not doing the truth and his word is not in us” (1 John 1:8-10).
Wouldn’t it be better to ask God’s forgiveness than to live without him? Psalm 38:18 makes a confession we should all make, “I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.” The word translated “sorry” by the ESV is translated “anxious” by the NASB. The word has to do with great emotional pain and suffering. Wouldn’t it be better to live without that pain and suffering?
Bring Christ your broken life,
So marred by sin.
He will create anew,
Make whole again.
Your empty wasted years
He will restore,
And your iniquities,
Remember no more