Forgiveness is difficult and it is especially difficult when it comes to forgiving yourself. We just have to remember sin is sin and as we want to be forgiven for our sins we need to forgive those who trespass against us.
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Forgiveness is so very hard many times, we can't do it without God. Without forgiveness it just eats away at you. Some forgiveness is very hard, but with God's grace we can do it. Amen.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (One Day at a Time)
"If U can't fly then run, if U can't run then walk, if U can't walk then crawl, but whatever U do U have 2 keep moving forward." And remember "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." ~~Ruby Gettinger~~
I just wanted to share that touching story with you. Why is it so hard for some of us to forgive? Something unthinkable happened to me one time. It involved my dad's wife, and her jealousy of our relationship with one another. It is a long story. In the end I choose to forgive her. I knew I could not do it without God's help. Perhaps the worst part was my Dad wanted me to stay at their house a few days after her horrible actions, which would have caused me to lose my Dad. I would be at their house for a long week. Each day seeing his wife all day long. I prayed to God, asking him to help me to forgive her. I told him I could not do it without His grace. I felt the hatred inside of me. How could anyone want to remove the love between a father and his child? I can honestly say I love her. We have a decent relationship, but I am glad she lives 3 hours away.
Sometimes the only way we can do something is through God's grace. Why not ask for God's grace for whatever you need his help for today. Take it from me, it will be well worth it.
While I was visiting my mom a few weeks ago she shared something with me she read in the news paper. These facts came from an Altoona, pA newspaper, called the Mirror. In Blair's county courthouse an unusual scene took place.
Picture two ladies in a court room. Each woman is a mother. One woman lost her son as the result of a murder, and the other woman will soon lose her daughter as the result of a life time sentence in jail for his murder. One woman no longer could hold her son, but holds a prayer shawl. The other woman held her daughter in the days that followed, after the murder. If we were standing in that courthouse that day, on July 6th,'09 we would have witnessed two women both destroyed by violence. Yet, one woman showing the world the love of Jesus. In her kind deed, she gave this world an example of true forgiveness. During a time of unbearable misery, Eleanor Chornoy, of Johnstown, PA is an example to us all. This woman walked over to the other woman (she waked over to the other woman, who's daughter killed her son) and gave her her prayer shawl. They both told each other how sorry they were. Eleanor Chromy told Mirror reporter, Phil Ray, " We joined each other in sorrow. " During a time when her own world was falling apart choose to forgive a fellow mother, who says she " was heart broken."
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