If You, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve You.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in His word I put my hope.
Forgiveness has often been the subject-matter here on my blog. Anyone who lives on earth will be given the opportunity to offer forgiveness on a daily basis.
I recently shared that we also have to give up our RIGHT to be angry. Even though someone’s actions might deserve our anger, we have the choice to lay it down.
I am on a journey for complete freedom in all areas. God has shown His light in certain areas and I am moving forward with what I understand. One thing that surprised me was the pain I still felt associated with some areas I believed I had forgiven.
Warning: If you are still emotional over an old wound — IT ISN’T HEALED.
Apparently I was good at burying my hurts … pushing them deeper and deeper into the secret places of my heart. I didn’t even realize I did it. I guess it was a coping mechanism I learned from a young age. My friend and I were discussing this yesterday and she felt I should write letters to each person who has ever hurt me, so I did.
I began each letter: You hurt me when …. I poured out all of the feelings from that wound onto the paper.
I ended each letter: I forgive you. I choose to forgive you and move forward in my life. I release you. Then I burned the pages. Eleven pages to be exact — front and back.
I really felt I had forgiven everyone who had hurt me. My will was to forgive them, but I hadn’t dealt with the pain or the emotions behind the pain. Apparently that is important too.
It was a great exercise and I suggest you do it as well.
So now, I wait upon the Lord. My whole being waits and I put my hope in His Word.
I am on a mission to remove any blockage that keeps my heart from feeling the unconditional love of my Abba Father. I want to feel His love washing over me like a waterfall.
Please enjoy this song by Jesus Culture: Your Love Never Fails: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEI-JAYLT84
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