It’s Hard To Forgive

Forgiveness is not easy… in fact, sometimes it seems impossible. However, we have to remember that forgiveness does not mean forgetting. It just means trusting God to take care of us and all that comes against us in this life. He is our Key. He is our Judge. He is our Vindicator. He is our Everything. We just have to trust Him and hold onto Him alone, getting go of our past and grasping the freedom that comes with forgiveness…

Many are wounded…
by the actions of others.
And it’s hard to forgive…
  as it’s pain just smothers.
But God sees it all…
and He wants us to know…
that He’s in control…
so just let it go.
He clearly tells us…
“Vengeance is Mine; I will repay”
So please trust His Word…
and begin to forgive today.
For forgiveness does more for you…
than you can ever believe…
’cause total freedom comes…
when forgiveness is achieved.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2014.

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19 thoughts on “It’s Hard To Forgive

  1. It was surely a nudge from God that reminded me that vengeance belongs to Him…not me. After abuse, my heart and soul were just raw…exposed….I know that God pulled me away from the path of despair and bitterness…it took an army of angels💜

    • Amen…I totally understand. Forgiveness is never easy and it comes in layers… like the wounds of abuse. It is not easy to do or even understand at times. We just have to keep trusting God and His Word and release it all to Him. I know that He sent His army of angels to help me to get on the right path too. You will read what was the turning point in my life as you read my story.

  2. Forgiveness is so hard sometimes! I had a person in my life that took me nearly 20 years to forgive. It weighed on me like a ton of bricks, but I didn’t realize it until I had forgave him. Once I did that I didn’t feel bound anymore! It was a beautiful thing! God bless you my sister! Once again you’ve taken from my playlist! 😀

    • Yes, forgiveness is not easy. I have realized that it comes in layers. My struggle was that I thought that forgiveness meant remaining friends with those who abused me which only allowed more wounds. God had to intervene for me to move on. He is so good and gives us what we need and when we need it. And you are so right, freedom comes when we release all of those weights/concerns etc to God, just saying “Oh well… I give it to you Lord!!” God bless you, my sister!

      • Oh my goodness me too! I was seeking guidance through man on how to “like” the person after forgiving him. Then wham! God stepped in and led me to my bible for answers. God bless you my wonderful sister! It is so reassuring to have a sister like you who has struggled in some of the same ways. Just the fact that we both, all be it separately, came to the same conclusions. That leads me to believe we got it right! 😉 God bless you and thank you for being a source of encouragement!

      • You are such a blessing, my sister! I wrote about my experiences in my book. It was an impossible struggle trying to forgive and remain friends (as my ex demanded). I know how hard it is, especially when it is misunderstood like I did. Forgiveness and friendship are not the same. So I just praise God for the revelation He gave both of us. He is so good!!

      • Amen! Amen! Once life gets a little more stable on my end I would love to buy your book! I am unemployed unfortunately again….but it’s all about God’s timing, I’ll just leave it to Him!

  3. God is here to help us forgive when we are incapable of doing so on our own. I know. He helped me forgive my abuser. Forgiveness is spiritually and emotionally freeing. Is it any wonder that God encourages us to forgive those who have hurt or wronged us?

  4. It doesn’t matter if your abuser is dead or alive, living in another country or right next door, un-forgiveness is a chain that holds you bound to your abuser. That chain will never be broken until you forgive that person/s. I’ve watched many when I was doing support groups be instantly set free to the point of sobbing when they were able to forgive their abuser. It’s a freedom that can’t be described. Who the Son sets free is free indeed. Blessings to you.

    • Amen… You are so right. Forgiveness does set us free. The Lord helped me to forgive by reminding me that my ex was also a victim of abuse and that he had learned his behavior by the way he was treated as a child. This is true for so many who abuse. Thanks for sharing.

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