The hardest thing is forgiveness.
You wait for the apology
When it doesn't come
Wait some more...
It wouldn't really matter
They would of said they were sorry
I've already made up my mind
How it should be done
How it should be said
How the tone should be
How it should all play out.
The years of anger
The years of torment
The years of unforgiveness.
To years of me doing nothing.
To years of me being bitter.
To years lost.
I allowed them to have power
I allowed them to have control;
Years after I was gone.
I allowed them to have a say
In my life for way to long.
I lost my identity.
I lost time...
I lost my life.
I lost time.....
I lost relationships
I lost time...
figuring out who I was
And who God created me to be.
All because I didn't forgive.
All because I wanted to prove a point.
All because I thought I was making them suffer.
When really I was the one suffering, losing, and dying inside.
So I say to you today
"Blessed are you when people
Insult you and persecute you
And falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Christ.
I'm asking you
To Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
For if you forgive others who have sinned against you,
Your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others
Then your Father will not forgive your sins.
In the way you judge others, you will be judged.
How often shall they sin against me and I forgive them?
Seventy times Seven.
Forgive, if you have anything against anyone.
I know you can
Love your enemies
And do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.
Forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.
And always remember
That God demonstrated His own love toward you
In that while you were yet a sinner
Christ died for you."
"Forgiveness is an act of the will,
and the will can function regardless
of the temperature of the heart."
.-Corrie Ten Boom-
Matthew 5:11,44, Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 7:2
Matthew 18:21-22, Mark 11:25, Luke 6:25-37
Luke 23:34, Romans 5:8