If you’ve ever been betrayed, you likely experienced the nauseating damage that it causes.
To be lied to by someone you once trusted often has a jarring affect that can filter the perception of all close relationships.
As followers of Christ, forgiveness is a practice that we must choose to walk in. Although it is a choice, opting to forgive is non-negotiable if we are to accurately display the character of Jesus. Why? Because one can’t walk in love and unforgiveness at the same time. Aside from the fact that they are diametrically opposed, unforgiveness breeds bitterness. Bitterness is the root of many physical and psychological ailments.
Here is the good news. We don’t have to muster up forgiveness nor do we have to be two-faced. We have a promise from the Almighty God that He will help us–with ALL things.
Moving from hurt to forgiveness requires humility, it requires prayer and, most of all, it requires patience! But, ultimately, you will succeed if you don’t quit.
God ALWAYS keeps His promises!
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time. Psalm 34:19 (NIV)