Friday, September 1, 2017

Forgiveness

Why is it so hard to forgive?  I know I must. I know it's in my best interest. I know it benefits me. I know if someone's hurt me, it's more a reflection of their character, not mine. With all these good things, you'd think I could forgive or want to. I'm all too human. Help me Lord to forgive those who've wronged me years ago or yesterday. Pruning:  painful and prickly, especially for stubborn people like me.

17 comments:

  1. It's impossibly hard but so very freeing when you can.

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  2. Some things are never forgotten, even if you forgive. Some things can't be forgiven. It's the way of things. It doesn't make you a bad person.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. Forgiveness is more for us than for those who have wronged us. Even though we might never forget, we must TRY to forgive. Yes, it can be very hard.

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  4. A long time ago I found not forgiving someone gave them rent free space in my brain. Forgiving might not have had any impact on them but it certainly did on me.

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  5. Oh Regine, you wouldn't believe how many times I've had to forgive the wrong doings of others. But we can only have peace when we do. And we have to remember that if we want our Father to forgive us, we must forgive others. : ) You can do it, you're a strong one and goodness flows from you. I know it's difficult, but let's try to forgive together. : )

    ~Sheri

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  6. I have trouble forgiving, too, but I try. It's never easy, but necessary for peace of mind. Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Free yourself and do forgive. Do not tie yourself to that person who has violated you...

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  8. I always figure that they will have to answer to a much higher power than me...Thanks for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  9. A good reminder to all of us.
    Thank you, Regine.

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  10. Maybe it takes time, sometimes many years

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  11. Thanks a lot :D

    Agree!

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  12. I say forgive and forget. Who wants to be controlled by painful memories? You can forgive and still be cautious/protect yourself from not being hurt in the same way again.

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  13. Keep trying...it will feel so good when you truly forgive. And don't forget to ask for forgiveness for those you might have wronged. That also will feel good.

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  14. PS All caught up. Now I will follow you, but I usually don't check my blog reading list--shame on me. Just drop me a visit every now and again, and I'll catch up again. It's been fun!

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