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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Forgiveness Frees The Soul



If you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased.
1 Peter 2:20

Is there any emotion that imprisons the soul more than the unwillingness to forgive? What do you do when people mistreat you or those you love? Does the fire of anger boil within you, with leaping flames consuming your emotions? Or do you reach somewhere, to some source of cool water and pull out a bucket of mercy--to free yourself?

Don't get on the roller coaster of resentment and anger. You be the one who says, "Yes, he mistreated me, but I am going to be like Christ. I'll be the one who says, 'Forgive, them, Father, they don't know what they're doing."

From GRACE FOR THE MOMENT by Max Lucado

8 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, this is so hard to remember sometimes...and yet, very true.

Great post!

Tracy said...

Ah, yes. We MUST forgive, or it eats us alive, doesn't it?

tinajo said...

Forgiveness can be so difficult - but when you manage to, the reward is great. :-)

Jenny said...

never a truer word spoken Shelia, it is so wonderful to have a heart free of resentment, but sometimes so hard to do.. Thanks for this post !

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