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What do you do when you know you have blown it?

Children are usually already well aware of their parents’ shortcomings. It is important that you admit when you have crossed boundaries and treated your children inappropriately.  If you rationalize your behavior by thinking “he deserved it”, then you deceive yourself about your own harshness.  Part of getting free from angry outbursts is to admit that you have sinned and to confess it. I John 1:9 says this:

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The Greek word for “confess” is homologeo.  It means “to say the same thing.”  To call it what God calls it.  Sin comes out of a repentant heart through confession with our mouths.  Confession is your part to do.  When you do that, you begin to see that He is faithful and just.  Not only will He forgive you, but He will cleanse you!  He always does His part.


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