From My Heart

Matthew 19:35, “So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

This morning I remembered one who hurt me. I offered forgiveness years ago, but the pain of betrayal rears its ugly head every once in a while.

God forgives and forgets. We are human and that is not possible. It’s also not wise. Sometimes we need to cut the relationship out of our lives. Other times we need to pull back and leave space between us to protect ourselves.

But that does not mean we hold a grudge or withhold forgiveness. We are to forgive over and over again until all of the pain is removed from our heart.

Freedom comes through forgiveness, not revenge. And for those I have hurt, I ask to please forgive me.