Have you ever been in a situation where someone hurt you and it’s been hard for you to forgive them?
You want to let go but you can’t, and you can let go but you don’t want to.
Forgiveness is not that you are accepting or allowing the actions of a person who hurt you; it is a “conscious, deliberate decision” to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward someone or something.
I read something recently that said,
“Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.”
“FORGIVESS MATTERS” because as long as you remain angry you are inflicting new suffering on yourself; and it gives the one who hurt you the power to keep hurting you.
Even if you feel like someone doesn’t deserve your forgiveness, remember:
“Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with your life.”
If Jesus can forgive those who nailed Him on the cross, and God can forgive you,
then how can you withhold your forgiveness of others?
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32
Quote of the Day:
“Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you”