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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Joy of Forgiveness

Romans 12:14

I have had anger issues in my life. Sometimes, the angry feelings that I harbored in my heart felt like unbearable pain, which made me depressed and sad as well. I held grudges against the people who I felt had hurt me. I even hated myself for the things that had caused me pain. My life was an open wound, and remembering past hurts on a daily basis was like pouring salt in them. I turned a deaf ear to God, my family, my friends, and anyone who "knew what I was going through". How could anyone understand how I felt?

After asking God's forgiveness, I began to forgive myself. I felt my Spirit begin to heal. I started to feel more acceptable to myself. I? began to feel even better when I began to forgive people I felt had hurt me. Smiling became easier, so did expressing myself and sharing my feelings to others. The wall I had built began to crumble, and I found it easier to forgive myself and others. And I didn't stop there.

 Romans 12:14 tells us to "Bless our enemies, bless and do not curse". So I began blessing those that I was forgiving, so that God would show them them the truth and they, too, could repent and gain forgiveness. Think of the Happiness that would flow around the world if everyone did this. It is can be hard sometimes to forgive those that have harmed us or someone we love. And even harder to bless them! But if we can, we begin to experience the unconditional love that God has for us all.

Peace and Love,

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