by PamFord Davis

The words are not hard to remember.

They are not difficult to spell or pronounce; yet, we find them difficult to say. Why do we have a problem saying we were ‘wrong’ and we are ‘sorry?’ Each of these words is made up of only five letters; yet, they carry weight around the globe. With ease, we can point fingers to pass the blame.

Swallowing our pride, admitting we’ve been wrong and saying we are sorry takes determination.

Fonz (from the ‘Happy Days’ sitcom) stuttered as he forced the word wrong from his lips. Foolish pride was keeping him from admitting his weakness and failures. I found it amusing; but in all honesty, it should prick my conscience.

We might believe that confessing our wrongs will cause others to think less of us. Most people fear rejection; we want to be accepted. The Apostle Peter had to face the facts. He had been wrong, so wrong. He had sincerely believed he would never deny or desert Jesus. Was Peter sorry for his three times of denial?

Yes, he was. He looked into the loving eyes of Jesus and saw his own failure. He had denied even knowing his Lord. It broke his heart, along with his pride.

“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.’ So Peter went out and wept bitterly (Luke 22:61-62 NKJV).”

LORD, forgive me. I’m sorry for times that I have wronged you or others.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

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