20 June 2013

Hurting and Forgiving




To those that have hurt me: I forgive you.

I cannot promise that I will never bring it up again because, just as getting your driver's license or having that transplant or getting fired from a job you loved made you who you are, what you did to me made me the person that stands before you today.

I cannot promise to forget. I am only human and what you did shook the very foundations of my being, not just my heart, but down deep in my soul. Your actions toward me, compounded with years of other hurts, created in me a feeling of rejection by the One Who promised to never abandon me.


You made me doubt not only your love, but His love.

I cannot trust you...yet.

I am a faulty human, too. I cannot find a how-to formula for the exact path to forgiveness. They tell me that forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling. I'm not so sure about that, but I know that it is a command.


So, with that thought in mind, if not fully in my heart yet, I say these words to you: I forgive you.

Because, in the end, regardless of what you do or say to me, no matter how you hurt me, He is the One that holds my heart and He will never break it.



6 comments:

  1. This post is simply awesome. It speaks to my own heart because of some extremely hurtful things that have happened to me by others. Thank you for your honesty!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for these kind words and encouragement. I am sorry that you've been hurt along the way, too.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a blessed week!

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  2. I'm so sorry you've been hurt. But its a good that you've come to this conclusion because it will help in healing.

    Stopping by from the weekend showcase!

    Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands

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    1. Thank you, Heather. I appreciate your kindness and encouragement very much.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a blessed week!

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  3. Amen, praying for you. I love you my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Denise, for the love and the prayers. I appreciate both very much. You're in my prayers, too. Love to you and may you be blessed for your kindness to me and your understanding heart.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed week!

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