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(William Watson)
20503 posts
11/23/2005 10:57 am

Last Read:
12/9/2007 5:15 pm

The Ability To Forgive

How many times over the course of a day do you get angry at someone? You wake up late, your don't listen, someone cuts you off on the interstate, a co-worker takes credit for your work or turns you in for something you didn't do, somebody cuts in front of you in a line at the grocery store, somebody curses at you for no reason, a loved one is murder for no reason whatsoover. There are many things that happen to us on a daily basis that cause us to get angry. The question is what do you do with this anger. Do you lash back out at those that cross you. Do you wish they were dead.

What does the Word of God say about it? 1 John 3:15 says, "Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." If you hate something or someone then you need to pray to the Lord and ask Him to remove the hatred, the bitterness, the resentment that you are holding in your heart. As long as you hold these feelings inside of you, you are depriving yourself of the blessings, mercy and love of the Lord. Turn all your anger and hatred over to God, let the Lord deal with your hurt, your pain and your sorrow.

The bible does not say that anger is always a sin, Jesus was angry different times in the bible. The sin is when you continue to harbor resentment and when your anger is deap seated so to speak. When you continue to hold a grudge. When you continue to want harm to come to a person. That is the sin of anger. The bible says, Vengeance is mine saith the Lord. Whether you feel the person deserves forgiveness or not you have to forgive them. The choice is not up to you. Give it to God, let Him deal with the person.

Jesus died on the cross for your sins and mine. Jesus has forgiven you for everything you have ever done or caused. If Jesus can do that for you, why can't you forgive others? Go find that one that has wronged you and pray with them. Ask God to forgive you for the hatred you hold in your heart and release your burdens up to Him.

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
--Ephesians 4:31-32

May the Lord bless you and keep you

(Mary )
2 posts
11/23/2005 12:52 pm

You know, this message was for me. For a while I felt some type of resentment toward my ex-husband. He is now living with another woman and did not care of breaking our family apart. As a christian, I can't think of dating someone else, not until our divorce is final. I know I'm not perfect but I was never unfaithful. I learned to forgive him but I'm still don't understand what happened. I already asked God to forgive me for feeling that way. Every time I see my five year old crying after talking to him in the phone hurts my hearth and I'm starting to feel the same way again. I guess this is just a process and I have to give all to God.

(EMA )

11/23/2005 5:22 pm

Very good! You know forgiveness has been on my mind this week. I just posted a blog about three times the length of yours - arghh! You have said it so well!

(Elizabeth F.)

11/23/2005 7:16 pm

AMEN. The Word of God says if we don't forgive than He won't forgive. And that is enough for me. Very well put, thanks for sharing your heart.
Love in Christ,

(William Watson)
18097 posts
11/23/2005 8:42 pm

I can definitely relate to your situation, almost sounds like a carbon copy of mine, just the roles reversed. I talk with my 5 year old several times a week and we both have a cry about not being together because I was in her life more then her mother was. Anyway I have learned that it takes to marry but only one to divorce, God Bless You, in your walk with God, cheers Bill

May the Lord bless you and keep you

(William Watson)
18097 posts
12/9/2007 5:15 pm

thanks for stopping by, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you