“I AM SO, SO SORRY!” Sunday Sermonette

 “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”  2Corinthians 7:9 NIV

 

Read:  2Corinthians 7:8-12

 

“I am so, so sorry!”  These words are seldom said often enough or sincerely enough.  When was the last time someone told you they were sorry for hurting you?  Are you still waiting?

 

We can also look at the times we failed to tell someone we were sorry for our actions, our failure to act or of our hurtful words that hurt them.   Who do you need to ask for forgiveness?

 

The dictionary defines being sorry as regretful or mournful.  In order to be regretful or mournful you first have to have remorse in your heart for your actions.  Any act of hurting another is a sinful situation and needs to be addressed.  Treating your wrongs flippantly is wrong in itself.

 

There are times we need to stand up to ourselves.  We need to be aware of our own shortcomings.  We are not perfect, but we are to do all as perfectly as possible.  That includes being fair and just with everyone.  And it means when we fail, we stand up responsibly and tell others we are sorry…so very sorry for our failure to be kind to them.

 

Being sorry also means we must restore the ones we have done or said things against.   Restoration may be as simple as telling them humbly that you are truly very sorry.  Other times, it may mean you restore them materially for their loss.   It is your responsibility.

 

Today’s prayer:  “Thank YOU, LORD for forgiving me all the times I have failed YOU.   I am so sorry for my wrong thoughts, words and actions.   Help me show my sincerity to