Spiritaul Growth: I forgive you, is that what forgiveness is all about!

CB064037Psalm 86:5 “O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help”.

We have been taught to forgive others and we claim to do that all the time but do we really forgive? How do you forgive someone that kidnaps your one and only daughter, rapes her, and infects her with a STD? For some of us, our first instinct is to see that person dead not imprisoned but dead. Imagine this, God’s only son came from heaven to earth got abused, raped of his dignity and infected with all of our sins and yet he continuously begs his father to forgive us. We sometimes let the human nature and our emotions take over and cloud our judgments.

Many times if we were to take at least one second to think we would act or react differently. To forgive is to complete restore the relationship. If you did something to me, I claim to forgive you , and I have a chip over my shoulder is that really forgiveness? We are not perfect however we should strive everyday to reach that level. To fully forgive we can’t do it all alone, we need the help and the guidance of the holy spirit. We should ask God everyday for a portion of his wisdom.

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