I know you will be helped and encouraged through this post by my Mom, Rita Bowman. She blogs at Under His Wings. Who among us has not been hurt and then struggled at some time or another to forgive others. It is especially difficult and painful to face forgiving the most cruel enemies. Sometimes the more painful the incident is the more prone we are to excuse and justify our unforgiveness. As you will see, God’s Word does not have any exceptions for who or what we must forgive. God is so good, loving and kind. If you are willing He will do in you what He has promised! Depend on Him. 🙂 This guide will take you on the journey to freedom. It can and should be a short journey, at least as short as possible. I urge you, as I am sure would my mom, to begin immediately, waste no more time. Run to Jesus, forgive, be free and…
LIVE ON…Walking with Jesus, Melissa
Forgiveness isfreedom from the prison we create with our unforgiving spirit.
We have the power within us to forgive, to be healed, and to be set free to live life to its fullest. God’s Word tells us “If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
Forgiveness is NOT
- justifying, understanding or explaining why _______________ happend;
- forgetting about the offense and trusting time to take care of it;
- asking God to forgive the person who hurt you;
- asking God to forgive you for being angry or resentful against the person who hurt you;
- denying that you were really hurt, “i.e. after all there are others who have suffered more.”
Bitterness/Unforgiveness – are destructive – not to the offender but to the one who refuses to forgive.
Heb 12:15 “Looking diligently lest any…
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