10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: I Blew It, God

Rick Hamlin reminds us that God forgives us, even if we don’t always forgive ourselves.

Transcript

– Hi, it’s Rick Hamlin, 10 prayers you can’t live without. 

I blew it, God. I blew it, God. It’s about forgiveness. And I find it hard partly because you have to do it over and over again. You know, God forgives us pretty quickly, but we remember stuff and it can stay there. 

Zig Ziglar has a phrase about motivation, and he says, you know, you keep doing it because you get dirty. You need to wash. You need to take a shower. And I think it’s true with forgiveness. 

You keep doing it. It’s in the Lord’s Prayer for that very reason so we would keep doing that. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. 

There is a wonderful story about a saintly woman in the Philippines, and she said she could speak to God and God, Jesus, spoke right to her. So an inquisitor said, well, if Jesus talks to you, next time you talk to Jesus, ask him what my sins are. She went back to the inquisitor, and he said, well, did you ask him? And she said, yes. He forgot. 

That’s what forgiveness is. Jesus forgot. God forgives and forgets, but we have to do it again and again and say, I blew it, just to get rid of it. I blew it, God. I blew it.

Share this story

Community Newsletter

Get More Inspiration Delivered to Your Inbox

Check out our collection of Guideposts videos and find exclusive celebrity interviews, inspirational stories of hope, and practical life advice.

Randall Liberty, who experienced PTSD following his military service in Iraq, offers tips for recognizing the disorder in friends and loved ones and advice on how to help them find healing.

Previous
Next
Donate to change a life together
Scroll to Top