Forgiveness is Tough – Part One
The last time I wrote the topic was a softened heart. If you missed it click here to read it. (It is still available under Having Been Gone) The responses we received and the prayer requests for help in that area indicated it is an area where many of us need continued focus. A companion topic for a softened heart is that of forgiveness.
Why is forgiveness so hard to accomplish? For me, the answer seems so simple now – although there was a time in life that I struggled with both forgiveness and why it was so hard. Satan uses all the emotions associated with lack of forgiveness to maintain a hold over you. Hurt, anger, resentment, hate, and suspicion are just a few of those emotions.
This past week we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion and death on the cross. Jesus’ words on the cross were a plea to His Father to forgive all those associated with his crucifixion and death. How can we, as children of God, not forgive if Jesus was asking for forgiveness for all those involved in His death?
The next time I write I will tell you my story of the hardest act of forgiveness I have experienced. But first, I want you to do some homework. Think on this topic of forgiveness and study God’s Word on forgiveness. Have you noticed that there are no verses in today’s article? I want you to send us your favorite verse or verses on forgiveness after you have spent time on the subject. Until next time…