Monday, August 23, 2010
Forgiveness Brings True Peace
Have you ever been really, really close to someone, and then, for whatever the reasons, the friendship ends? After a time, and even during that time that you weren't talking, you start remembering the good times, and the bad times, but the hurts and frustrations all seem to fade away and the good memories seem to over shadow the bad memories. Then, God showed me my own faults that I needed forgiveness for, His finger was pointing back at me and making it an impact that is clearly God showing me that I too have my own faults, and that I too have my own issues that I need to ask forgiveness for. I did that tonight. Something that I have needed to do for a long time now, but was afraid...afraid that what if that person wouldn't forgive me, and then I would still be hanging on to something that I couldn't change. Well tonight, I had to do what I had needed to do, and asked for forgiveness. I am SOOOOOOO blessed that she accepted my apology, and she too asked my forgiveness, which I certainly didn't expect or necessarily need in return, but I am so blessed that she said that I too am forgiven, and that there are no more hard feelings. Thank you Lord for the forgiveness that You give us, and for the forgiveness that You have blessed me with in this situation.