Hi! Brothers and Sisters,
Recently, I received a article, Daily Hope, written by Rick Warren who is also the author of several Purpose Driven devotionals, from the group member, after we talked about the difficulty to practise forgiveness in our previous bible study class.
Below is the author's wonderful article.
In this connection, I must confess that if you let resentment rule your life. It will poison your life. I recalled when I let go of those involved in my still born child after I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. He revealed to me vividly why Our Heavenly Father never uses force to punish those who crucified His begotten son on the cross. Imagine being the Mighty and Sovereign is very much easier to justify His action to destroy them. His choice of forgiving them gains my respect. Otherwise, He is no better than any man, who will choose the latter which is very natural. I do not need to elaborate any further because there are tons of evidences to support this course of action.
I still recall when every time this incident emerges, I felt very emotional and raise my voice to relate that incident. I even went to the extent of bringing those involved to court despite the case was delayed for more than 10 years. It really bottle up hurt in my life for that length of period.
Since after I let go and forgive those people, I manage to get on with my life, the way the author describe. I also can vouch that forgiveness will erase the videotape of that hurt memory that keeps playing over and over in my mind. I am able to do it, through His grace I received from Him. I can say that it is because I choose to believe in Him. My intention to share it with you again because I want to glorify Him and others whom I have been benefiting from all these while. I also know that they do not expect any return from me, the same way I did for others.
Thanks for your time and effort to read this article. Please do share with others who you care for.
Wishing you a happy life.