Dear Bishop: I Don't Feel I Deserve to Be Forgiven

Dear Bishop,

I can't begin to tell you how scared I am right now.  I know that you are in the place of the Savior and that gives me some comfort.  I know that this is something that I have to do but that doesn't make it any easier.  

I hate to tell you this but I slipped.  I know I told you that I had stopped doing what I had been doing but I failed.  

I am so discouraged right now and I don't feel like I deserve to be forgiven.  I just need you to be understanding.  I don't want you to judge me or be disappointed in me, I just want you to encourage me to be better.  Your kindness has been vital to my healing and I am so thankful that you are my Bishop right now.  

Even though I messed up, I know that through the Atonement, I can be healed.  Before I told you I had stopped doing the awful things that I had been doing but I just couldn't stop.  I know now that it is an addiction and I can't quit on my own.  I need your help and your encouragement and also the help of my Savior to overcome this.  I long to feel the Spirit with me always and I don't feel like that is possible while I am addicted.  

I need your help Bishop.  


A Beautiful Daughter of God

A contributed post in response to A Call For Input: Dear Bishop Letters.


  1. Thanks for your note. I think many of us have felt this way too. :)


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