Today while sitting in church my pastor spoke on Psalm 103. I have attached this link for quick reference to Psalm 103. The verses that has stuck with me today were 8-12. “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west,so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
My life has had many bumps in the road over the past 2 years and certain things have happened in my life I will never forget, but as I learned today, I can not harbor my anger forever. People have done me wrong and did it for their own personal gain, and forgiveness hasn’t really ever been an option. I have known for the past 2 years I must forgive, but to actually forgive was never possible. The Lord continues to work in people’s lives and today I have realized I must forgive and am dedicated to make it known I held grudges but I do now forgive.
This certainly won’t be easy but life is too short. I must not be so negative toward people who have done me wrong and if the Lord can forgive me everyday, I certainly can forgive as well. This doesn’t mean I will forget what happened, but I can not hold this grudge in my heart anymore.
I would encourage others who are struggling with forgiveness to think long and hard about forgiving the person or persons who have wronged you and forgive them. Having it lifted off my heart I believe will only benefit my future and the future for my family.