Who Wants To Lug Around Bitterness & Blame?
“Forgiveness means deferring the cause to Christ and deciding to be free of the ongoing burden of bittereness and blame.” *
Tomorrow, June 17th is Father’s Day and would have been my 25th wedding anniversary. Since my divorce, both days remind me of some things I’d rather not face.
This forgiveness stuff is taking longer than I thought. And I also thought I was done with it in these two areas.
“Think again,” says God.
“Lord, without Your prodding, power and persistence, I cannot do this. Thank You that Your plans for me include healing and freedom from emotional pain and hard memories. Thank You, Father, for not EVER giving up on me, for not EVER discarding me. Help me to be faithful to You. Amen.”
*I read this quote in a devotional book by Beth Moore, “Praying God’s Word Day-by-Day: A Year of Devotional Prayer.”
Will tomorrow be a sad, hard or difficult day for you? If you share, I’d love to pray God’s blessing, protection and healing for you.