Forgive. Holding on to resentments, pain, anger, and bitterness is one of the most damaging things you can do. Not only will you feel the results of the festering going on within you…on a physical basis, but it will pour out in your attitude as well. What you harbor in your heart will come out in your actions. Do all that you can to work on releasing the unforgiveness that you hold within you. No one is underestimating the extreme pain that you feel. We are all human and will feel this pain at certain times in our lives. However, if you hold onto that unforgiving pain…it will only harm yourself. The other person has no clue that you are dealing with what you are dealing with. In fact, the other person is most likely more miserable than you are. Hurting people tend to hurt people. This is why God asks us to forgive, and to allow Him to take care of the situation or person. Pray…not only about asking forgiveness…but pray for the other person as well. Asking God to forgive you and heal you, and then asking Him to help the other person…brings healing and power to YOU. This is a power that comes only from God, through His Son Jesus. We have been given this gift of forgivenenss because of the sacrifice of our Savior. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life…our gift from our Father.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” LUKE 6:37-38
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.” JOHN 14:6-7
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
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