Stop blaming or grant forgiveness; I.E. "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
- The Down Low (DL)
Lets face it, we all know I'm perfect! Don't we? Perhaps perfect is too strong a word? How about a fallen human, a sinner? Yeah, that's more like it. I'm going to be perfectly honest with you, I struggle with forgiveness and bitterness. But God has really been convicting me of this lately. I'll see one of you lovely girls' blogs speaking about this, or God helps me to see it that way. Want to know a secret? Sometimes it makes me mad! Yes! Mad! But conviction can often times do that, its supposed to do that. Its called: conscience.
That still small voice in your head saying, "What about you? Have you forgiven that person? Or are you still too bitter?" I was reading my Bible and came across this verse, every time I feel angry and bitter at that person, I recite it in my head.
"Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord, looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness spring up cause trouble and by this many become defiled." Hebrews 12: 14-15
Pretty good verse huh? Yeah, that's what I thought too. I realized that the anger, the jealousy and the un-forgiveness was turning me bitter. Did you know that even a 110 year old woman can beautiful? Yes! Beautiful on the inside where it counts. I would rather be an old woman in her mid 100's and be happy, and forgive others, than an old bitty who can't forgive and does nothing but make people around her miserable. That second person is who I will become if I don't learn to forgive people. Bitterness can creep up on you! Before you know it, your growling and angry and nobody wants to be around you.
- How can we forgive the un-forgivable?
- Bible Verses To Help You
"Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love."
1 John 4:8
"For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice"
Have you forgiven?