Scripture Reference: 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.
The truth is that as important as forgiveness is, it could be really difficult; an apology, therefore, is an attempt to soothe the pain in order to make the forgiveness process a little more bearable for the offended.
In a relationship, rendering an apology could many times go beyond the words you speak. How you come across matters a great deal. There is an approach in which your disposition
alone would melt the heart of your offended partner before speaking at all, and there are other outlooks where your thousand words would not almost matter.
When rendering an apology to your spouse, here are some things you should keep in mind:
1. Your offended partner still has the right to accept or reject the apology
2. When making an apology, you don’t demand forgiveness, you request it
3. What the offended partner counts as an apology is what matters
4. An apology is only effective when accompanied by a willingness to change
“It’s never too late to apologize; it’s never too late to say I am sorry”.
Daily digest: Mathew 5:1-48
Prayer: In the name of Jesus, I seek first the kingdom of God, its righteousness, and it’s an advancement, and that which eyes have not seen is added to me in Jesus name, Amen.