Can you forgive when it doesn’t make sense?
Today I did something I’d never thought I could do. I learned to forgive! I forgave the person whose hurt me, and my children most in this world. The person who abandoned us, ridiculed us, and tried to separate us! The person who betrayed our trust, and promises of forever more. The person whose vow of eternity slipped away in the blink of an eye. Today I learned to forgive!
My Pastor preached a message-Can you praise Him when it doesn’t make sense? When the odds are stacked against you and your back is against the wall, will you choose to praise? When you’re helpless, homeless, hopeless, will you choose to praise God anyhow? Can you praise him when it doesn’t make sense?
When you learn to love, to forgive, to hope, to praise, and to glorify God in the midst of- that’s when God can entrust you with the things he has for you! Just like a child whose waiting to get that Xbox back after not cleaning his room, we await for our favorite things-love, joy, peace, happiness, and hope! These are the things we cherish most in this world!
So can you learn to forgive when it doesn’t make sense? Open the cage and let your spirit free! That forgiveness is not for them, it’s for YOU! Imagine the joy that comes with being free from the burden of hurt and pain. Imagine the freedom that comes along with peace of mind. No, it doesn’t mean trust them to hurt you again, but it means give yourself the gift of peace! Allow love, joy, hope, and happiness to reign and rule again in your heart! Choose to believe in your ability to forgive, and free yourself to do so! Trust me, your heart will thank you.
￼This is what #forgiveness looks like…