8 thoughts on “To Forgive Or Not To Forgive…That Is The Question”

  1. Thank you, I needed this reminder today.

    I discovered a few years ago that resentment (for me) is the result of people not meeting my expectations. I have a tendency to put certain people on a pedestal and have expectations of them that they cannot meet. I forget that they are human and can and will make mistakes. Mistakes that sometimes hurt me emotionally.

    My Savior is the only entity deserving and capable of fulfilling the pedestal status.

  2. Today is the last day of school for my kids–its the start of summer…and they woke up excited and joyful and ready to take on the world. I, on the other hand, woke up with a huge knot in the pit of my stomach.

    One more party that their dad will miss.

    One more plan that he is chosing not to be a part of.

    One more day that I am working, carpooling, juggling appointments, being room mom at an event…by myself. With the knowledge that at the end of the day, my husband will not be standing in our kitchen, waiting to hear all about the fun-filled adventures that were had by all…waiting to look at pictures of sweaty, happy faces…waiting to jump in the pool for the first offical “summer” swim.

    But I held it together. Barely. Until now. Yes. I need to forgive. As I sit here, having stolen a moment to read just one message today, with tears rolling down my face, I need to forgive. Over and over and over.

    God knew yours was the message I needed to hear. Thank you for letting Him work through you.

  3. Wow I never knew exactly what forgiveness was. Lately I have heard many spiritual leaders say there is something you are holding on to and you need to give it to God. Honestly I did not know it was resentment. Resentment has kept me up many nights these last twelve months. But today my redeemer lives in me and I have the victory over resemtment. On Monday I will walk into that court room set free from resentment and bitterness. Today I choose to walk in deliverance. Now I know 2 Cor.2:5-8 is speaking to me to forgive this person that has hurt me by not resenting him. This brings me to a place of humility. Who do I think I am to walk around with a spirit of pride and self righteousness? No wonder I have felt so much shame. I am not presenting my body a living sacrifice when I hold on to resentment. But I release that right now in the name of Jesus and be about my father’s business. Today I will walk in love so that Satan will not win anything from me.

  4. I’d like to share something very IMPORTANT that I only discovered in the last 3 days about forgiveness. Its in Mathew 18:21-35, where the unmerciful servant had his debt removed by his master because he couldnt pay it yet he turns around and has a fellow servant thrown in jail for the same thing. The master discovers this and has the umerciful servant turned over to the jailers to be tortured. Verse 35: This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart. Ive been tortured for 10 years for not forgiving. Dont let this happen to you. Ive begun to ask for forgiveness for not forgiving

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