Forgiveness is a Gift
Posted on September 19, 2018 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
First, I’d like to offer a prayer. Father help me to be sensitive to those who have deep wounds from those they love and who love them. And prepare the hearts of those who read this to receive it in love and as a way that you Father have helped me with forgiveness . Thank you Father and may you get all the glory and honor. Amen
As I said, forgiveness I believe is a gift from God. You can’t forgive others unless you yourself have been forgiven. As Christians, we have been forgiven much, therefore we should offer forgiveness. Forgiveness does not mean what was done is ‘okay.’ It means that we will no longer hold any anger or bitterness towards that person. Father has shown me a way to forgive by looking at the person’s brokenness. Hurt people hurt people. It’s sad but true. As a daughter, my parents hurt me. As a parent I hurt my children. But I believe with all my heart that my parents loved me and I know I love my children. But we do what we know and what we think is right. Not meaning to hurt those we love but it happens anyway. I have forgiven my parents because I know they did the best they knew how. And I pray that my children will do the same for me. I’m not saying that this is always the way it is, but I am saying that it is often the way it is. I was able to come to this because I was reminded that after Jesus being flogged and beaten and after carrying His cross up to Calvary and hanging on the cross He asked His Father, “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do” Luke 23:34. Even those disciples that had been with Him all that time ran and hid. Jesus looked at us saw our brokenness asked Father to forgives. If Jesus could do that for us after what He endured, then I feel I should be able to offer forgiveness to those who have hurt and wronged me. Again I pray that this has not made light of the pain anyone has endured. But helps to use the gift of forgiveness to set yourself and those who have hurt you free.
Written by Robbin Weinhardt: Robbin Weinhardt is a Part-Time Dining Room hostess and a Women of Character graduate. She is married to Ray Weinhardt, who works in our kitchen and is a Colony of Mercy Graduate.
Daily Quote: “Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”– Hannah More
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:And I will wait on the Lord, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; And I will hope in Him. Isaiah 8:17