To Forgive Or Not To Forgive…That Is The Question!
Many of us are faced with trials in which we are left with the decision to forgive or not to forgive. In most cases, we feel as though the person that hurt us doesn’t deserve to be forgiven, so we don’t forgive them and we are left feeling angry. As time goes on this unforgiving anger eats at our mind, body and spirit daily. We wait and wait to hear the words “I am sorry,” but they are never spoken. So, we stay hurt for the rest of our lives.
In Matthew 18:21-22, Peter and Jesus have a conversation about forgiveness. It reads “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Isn’t that easier said than done? See, the truth is, we need to forgive to mend the pain we have suffered and God will forgive the one who has hurt us. In other words, the person who has hurt us may never say they are sorry and we don’t want to stay hurt forever. Forgiving is the first step to recovering from the pain that the person has caused in our life. So, how do we get to the point where we are ready and committed to forgiving and living a better way of life?
Let’s walk this journey together!! This year, at the 2013 Ladies Getaway Retreat, guest speaker Stacey Feig will lead us on the topic of forgiveness and how forgiveness affects our mind, body and spirit. Ladies of all ages are invited to Eagle Bluff Environmental/ Retreat Center, September 6-8, to enjoy this weekend filled with fun and fellowship!