Forgiveness- This is a very powerful thing that can either control us or set us free. I heard a statement one time, I believe from Jeanne Mayo that said, "Unforgiveness is like drinking a poison and expecting someone else to die from it"!! That was a very powerful statement to me and spoke volumes to me. I know we all have a story and you may be saying, Krista you have no idea what I have been through and you would be absolutely right, I don't know your story and I don't know what you have been through or who the people are in your life who have hurt you in some way, but what I do know is my story and a Savior who took my story and made it something amazing and is still in the process of writing it!! The amazing thing is, is that the same Savior wants to do the same for you. Jesus talks about forgiveness quite a lot in the Word. He even showed us by example how to forgive when it seemed most impossible! Romans 5:8 says, But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
That's amazing to me. I know that Jesus is the constant in my life, and I have to continually run to Him to help me in this area of my life. His Word says in Matthew 6:14, "If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." These are Jesus words here speaking, written in RED. That is powerful right there. The thing of it is, is that when we choose not to forgive, it is eating away at us and causing more harm. The Lord wants us free, completely free. Forgiveness brings that freedom, it doesn't make what that person did to you right or okay, but what it does do is begin to free you of all the bitterness and hurt so you can begin to truly heal! Choose to forgive today! Sometimes this is a process, we have to choose daily to hand this over to the Lord so He can help us in these situations! I would love to hear from you how maybe you have overcome in this situation yourself or maybe how you are still overcoming in this area. I know for me, I have overcome in areas and am still overcoming. Let's walk this out with Jesus together!
"Hangin' with Krista"