forgiveness

Walking out Forgiveness

If forgiveness is hard for you, you’re not alone. I just did a quick google search for “how to forgive” and pulled up 276,000,000 results. Oof. ⠀

I am right there with Lewis. I love the idea of forgiveness, in theory. ⠀

I am right there with Peter who asked Jesus, “How many times do I have to forgive? Is there a limit?” (No Peter, the limit does not exist). ⠀

And I am right there with you. ⠀

I’m with you in the gut wrenching pain as you try to navigate how to forgive the fresh hurt.⠀

I’m with you as you clench your fists around your desire for justice, fearful that forgiving means letting them off the hook.⠀

I’m with you as you hold your breath and wait for the apology to begin forgiving. ⠀

I’m with you as you shield your eyes in shame, afraid to pray. What if He is tired of forgiving me over and over again, you wonder.⠀

And I am with you with that broken record of your past mistakes playing on a loop in your mind. ⠀

We’re called to keep forgiving. But this is hard work. ⠀

I don’t have better answers than the millions of others who talk about this subject. But I know a God who pours His grace over my wrongs every day. He forgives me seventy times seven thousand. And this month I want to point you towards His truth and His heart as we walk together through this forgiveness work.

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What questions do you have about forgiveness?

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