True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for the experience.
November 24th - let go of hurt, resentment and anger
Excerpts from one of my daily devotions…
One thing that helps me to forgive is to remember that Ged forgives me for much more than I ever will have to forgive others for. I may not have done what others have done, but then again I may do things that are worse. I think we do ourselves a favor by forgiving quickly and freely without expectation or stipulations. The longer we hold a grudge the more difficult it is to let go. It’s something we need to do for ourselves so that we can move on with our lives.
Mercy is the most beautiful gifts we can give or receive. It cannot be earned and is not deserved, Otherwise it wouldn’t be mercy. It’s about looking beyond whats been done wrong or why. If I cannot forgive, I’m poisoning my own soul with bitterness that will surely come out in bad behavior or attitude. I am thankful I can do such a valuable thing by doing my self a favor when I forgive.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return you will receive untold peace and happiness.