Have you ever felt betrayed or thought you were betrayed? Did you ever think someone started a rumor about you? Did you tell someone a secret expecting it to stay a secret? Did someone you trusted break your heart? You think/know you have been lied to, cheated on, talked about, disrespected, all around put down, but not quite sure who, what, or when or maybe you do know?
You feel hurt. You try to let go, but the negative thoughts keep creeping in. You try to forgive, but you have doubts about if you even need to forgive, because you are not sure the person did anything wrong. Maybe you do know you were wronged, but you just can’t seem to forgive them.
Forgiveness isn’t just for the sake of the other person. Forgiveness is for our sake too. You see forgiveness frees our hearts of bitterness, hate, angry, sadness, hurt, etc… When our hearts are released from negative thoughts then we are truly free to let go of the hurt.
I know it not easy thing to do, but life itself isn’t easy. Do you know it take more from a person to stay mad, then to forgive? I know sometimes we drag our feet when trying to forgive. We think it’s hard to release the flood of emotions that blocks our hearts. Maybe we are afraid to let the healing tears go that it will make us weak or like a push over. It takes a strong person to forgive someone…..
No matter what it is or think it is, give it to the Lord. He’ll restore your heart.
Dear Heavenly Father, I don’t know if this person has done me wrong, but I need to move on. I’m tired of thoughts of bitterness and sadness that blocks my heart. I leave this in Your hands for Your judgement. Free me Father from this hurt. I forgive them. In Jesus’ name Amen.