Make the Decision to Forgive

The topic of forgiveness is oft one that is difficult for people to discuss, let alone do. Bernadette beautifully articulates the joy of forgiveness, so I figured I would share it with you as well! God bless and keep you all and may you find forgiveness to be the gift God intended it to be!

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For the last week or so, the Lord has been filling my mind with the word “forgiveness.”  It seems forgiveness has been the theme of many recent blog posts I have read, and the need for forgiveness is evident in many lives around us.  All you need to do is open your eyes and heart to the pain that so many are suffering, and you will see that the source of that pain lies in the refusal to just let go.

Satan is happily and cleverly deceiving us.  We are being fooled into thinking that we are “punishing” those who have offended or hurt us when we tightly hold onto the sadness, bitterness, anger and confusion.  We are living under deception when we hold grudges and wish harm on others because of their transgressions.

I have even heard Christians loudly proclaim that they hope a person “burns and rots in hell” because of…

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