I was going over some old photos and as I looked at them I come to see people that for one reason or the other moved out of my life. Some I had known for years, some just very shortly. Some were older than me and some were so much younger. But as they came and went as guest actors of my life, they did leave a print behind. Most of these prints are good ones, but some are bad and painful. But both of these set of prints have been a part of my growth to be a better person. One of my favorit verses in the Bible on this topic is: Matthew 5:44-47 “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?”
So when I read this I get reminded of the truth that forgiveness is the only way. Not so much for the person I am forgiving, but for me and my peace of mind. If I hold a grudge against a person I am the one being angry and resentful and that is hurting me, not the person I am angry with. If anger get to move in, your heart will soon be darkened and filled with hatred. With that comes bitterness and jealousy and if that get to root…. Well you do the math!
So instead of feeding your anger, please think of all the things you are missing by feeding it. Instead try to forgive. It might not be done to day, but start to think of it, take it one piece at the time. Ask God to help you heal through forgiving and forgiveness. If you have turned the back to God and think that it is His fault, He has not left you. He is patient and if you dare to give Him a second shot, a simple prayer is all you need. Remember that we are all humans and we have all sinned one way or the other. We live in a fallen world, but there is hope. That hope comes from God that gave us His only son Jesus Christ.
God bless!by Lady Birgitha