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that 'thing' called forgiveness

Posted by livefreecounselling on February 21, 2010 at 4:48 AM

Have you ever been really hurt by someone?..when you can feel the hurt deep down in your soul!?

Well, I have...and at times like those forgiveness seems like the most absurd response that anyone could have suggested! That is when I remember the scripture about God's ways being higher than ours -


For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”-Isaiah 55:8,9

I have to say that I also know what it feels like to be so determined not to forgive someone for so long that I become so bitter (and emotionally drained) that I can almost taste it in my mouth...and it's not a nice taste.

Somehow, everytime I obey God's Word and forgive - even though they don't deserve it - I feel free, and light and like I can live again. You know what ?! God will deal with them for His own way!

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Reply Mich Mac
8:55 PM on May 4, 2010 
Yeah, I agree.......I cant keep people up in my mind for any length of time. "later for them" is what I say.
Reply sue
12:57 PM on March 18, 2010 
ireally appreciate your website.It is full of helpful articles and is very encouaging to me.Keep it up(pun intended).Shalom
Reply sue
12:54 PM on March 18, 2010 
Hi Karen
O nce I had to forgive a young man who did my family tremendous harm.he called me and asked me to pray for him .I had to stop and ask God "How?"But I did pray for him and that was part of the process
of forgiveness for me .Itisn't always easy but it can be done through Christ.