Deuteronomy 32:47 – They are not just idle words for you – they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.
“Open mouth insert foot,” is a saying that has been going around for many years. It simply means that you said something that you shouldn’t have. Oh, at the time it felt like the right thing to say, but then you start to think about it, and you realize you shouldn’t have said it. Once those words are out there, there is no taking them back. Yes, you can say you’re sorry, but sometimes words aren’t enough to repair a relationship that has just been damaged. What to do? I first pray and ask God to forgive me for the damage I’ve done, next I have to find a way to forgive myself, and last I must realize that I need to be more aware of what I say and do. Then, move forward. You can’t repair the past, but you can show by your actions that you are truly sorry and then move on with life, somehow.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.