“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” – James 5:16 (NIV).
On one WhatsApp chat room I normally engage; a brother in Christ happened to post an item that caused a lot of excitement. However, one member checked further- only to discover this was a fake post which was brought to the attention of everyone. Immediately came a quick post from the brother who had posted: “I am so sorry..!”
Often I have wondered why we struggle so much with the word “Sorry.” One reason is of course our ego, which is a measure of our sense of self. For some of us, our ego comes in huge doses and how we struggle to ever say sorry fearing loss of face. Yet the hall mark of salvation in Christ is brokenness at the feet of the cross. The perfect example of brokenness was how David reacted when told by prophet Nathan he had killed an innocent man (2 Samuel 12: 1-14). David did not protest or go on a march of self-justification. He could have. He was the King of Israel. Simply, he fell on his knees in repentance (Psalm 51).
May the good Lord always help us to be broken in our personal relationship- which by the way is not being a door mat, a coward, weak and helpless. Saying sorry is actually power, for only the powerful, courageous and secure can rise to the occasion and say quite loudly and clear: “I am sorry.”
Prayer for today: Lord, Father in heaven, I pray today to put my ego down and be quick sorry whenever I am wrong, which is quite often!