Forgiveness can be very hard thing to do, especially when we feel as though the wrong can not be corrected. We want our oppressors to feel the pain and hurt that they have caused us. While they might deserve those things, we are not the judge of this, God is. God is the only one that can right a wrong, or can turn a stone into a diamond. All He ask us to do is place it at his feet and leave it there. The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 32:35 KJV...
To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
By great evidence in the Bible, we all know that God has the power to pay back anyone that does harm to a Child of God. We are his children, so of course He is going to take care of us. So since we now know that God will fight our battles and avenge our wrongdoers, we do have a major part that we play in this role. And that is to forgive our oppressor. Jesus says in Matthew 6:14-15 KJV...
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
So, it is very important that we practice forgiveness. Not for the person's sake but for our own souls. I definitely will not let one person on this earth cause me to not see the Father when that time comes. I want to hear Him say, Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant!"
1.) Has it ever been difficult for you to forgive someone?
2.) Once you put it in God's hands and forgiven that person, how did you feel?
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