Forgiveness Can Happen with You - April 10, 2023

Harbored grudges suck the joy out of life. Revenge won’t paint the blue in your sky or restore the spring in your step. It will leave you bitter, bent, and angry.

Give the grace you’ve been given. You don’t endorse the deeds of your offender when you do. Jesus didn’t endorse your sins by forgiving you. Grace is not blind; it sees the hurt full well. But grace chooses to see God’s forgiveness even more. It refuses to let hurts poison the heart.

Hebrews 12:15 says, “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” Where grace is lacking, bitterness abounds. But where grace abounds, forgiveness grows. Forgiveness may not happen all at once, but it can happen to you.