Again we are dealing with anger that stems from false expectations, in this case, false expectations for ourselves.  In answer to the question, when we forgive ourselves, we are simply accepting and agreeing with God’s forgiveness of us.  Many people, however, find it easier to connect with their self-directed anger by saying, “I forgive myself for ….”  Often people mentally beat themselves up for sins God has already forgiven.  Playing judge, jury and warden in our own life like this is more like playing God than choosing to affirm His forgiveness.

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