Hidden Unforgiveness/Forgiving Others – Day 36 – Update #2
by Heather Kimble
I just wanted to take a moment and update all of you on my struggle to forgive. It’s not easy and I struggled. To be honest I still struggle, but I have come to the point of forgiving one of the people I was so deeply hurt by. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t disappointed. That doesn’t mean that what they did/didn’t do was right or kind. It simply means I forgive them for the pain they caused me. I release the anger I have been harboring inside towards this person. I obey God by forgiving. If God can forgive me and all of my sins who am I to never forgive someone that has hurt me? The road to forgiveness isn’t always easy. At some point the realization comes that it’s not about me and them. It’s about me and God. It’s about me releasing the anger for my own health, physically and emotionally.
I pray that the Lord will help me to forgive others in my life that have hurt me deeply.
Forgiving; to pardon or acquit, to cease to feel resentment against
– Author Unknown
– Frederick Buechner
Write these words in red letters over your list of names. Tear up the paper and throw it away.