ENCOURAGEMENT
RESPONSIBILITY

FORGIVENESS

ForgiveMany years ago I was on a building site and I was cutting through a piece of wood with an electric saw. Unfortunately, I cut through the wood and then took a chunk out of my finger. There was blood gushing everywhere. It really hurt. I rushed off to hospital and got some stitches.

Thankfully, the body went into a healing process and over time the pain went away.  I have got a scar there and I remember what happened, but it no longer hurts. 

You know it is the same in our emotional world. Sometimes things happen that hurt us and it’s painful. But God wants us to experience a healing process so that over time the pain goes away. How does that happen? It’s only through choosing to forgive those that have hurt us that healing takes place. If we don’t forgive, bitterness will become like a destructive poison eating us up on the inside.

So I urge you today, has someone offended you? Have the courage to forgive them and to release them. Allow God’s healing grace to flow into your heart.

Forgiveness ... Think about it.

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Jesus interceded on the cross, for those who were crucifying Him...

And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:33-34

"It is finished." John 19:30

While Stephen was being stoned he asked, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them..." Acts 7:10

What amazing grace and incredible love!

Forgiveness is divine and freeing, and to love is to know God.

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