This has been on my heart for the past few days. Thought I’d share it with you today.
You may have been hurt, misused, and abused. You may still be harboring pain from people that have disappointed and failed you. Don’t be afraid to forgive. Otherwise, you’re preventing yourself to freely live. Don’t be held back by past hurts. Live in the present. #LetGoLetGod #Forgive #PrayerWorks.
It is okay to accept that you’ve been hurt. Acknowledge it. Allow yourself time to grieve. But don’t wallow or stay in it. Don’t take too long to get over it, because bitterness and resentment will set in, which makes it that much harder to let go of the pain. When your heart becomes hardened, you will become stagnate in life. God doesn’t desire you live a substandard life. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Think about what you want to say to the person who hurt you and how it offended you. If you are not able to physically express your hurt to them, write a letter put your words on paper then get rid of it. You can throw it in the trash, tear it into pieces, or even crumble it. This will help you to let go of it. Because what it will do for you is free you from years of bottled up emotions and torment.
The moment you do this you will feel better because you will have released your feelings from your heart and mind. You’ve sent it to another place in time. Then release it and don’t think about it anymore. Keep reminding yourself that the pain from these words will not reside in your heart anymore. God will give you strength to endure. He will help you move past your hurt. He will sustain you. Every step of the way, he is with you.
Finally, speak life into your situation every day. Truly release whatever you’re struggling with to God. Be honest. Consistently pray. If you keep your mind occupied with positive things and on God, you won’t have time to think about it at all. Forgive yourself and all will be forgiven. And remember, God is faithful and forgiving. He will give you strength to endure. Pray. Endure.
Forgive and let go and speak out loud to your pain. Live again.
Take this scripture with you and remind yourself every day, God is with you always.
Be blessed! JD
Psalm 25:17-18 “The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.”
- Learning to forgive (rosesonice.wordpress.com)
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