Choosing to Forgive
Isaiah 43:25-26 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
Father God blots out our sin for His sake. I wish I had His ability to His extent. There have been times when I have spoken to people that severely wronged me, (I guess they thought I didn’t know what they had done?) Smiling and being as polite as possible, but in my mind, I’m thinking ‘Dude! I know what you did!’
I remember a person that was very close to me that hurt me deeply. I prayed and asked God how could they possibly have done this to me? He answered and said: “They haven’t done this to you, they have done it to Me.”
Somehow that helped, it helped me understand that the outward appearance seemed against me, but inwardly they had committed this sin against God. Knowing this allowed me to think things through from their perspective. They had harbored a very deep unforgiveness towards some people in the church and their response was a type of self-destruction.
If God chooses to forget your sin for His peace, what does this say about us? It says we need to forgive and were not allowed to say I can’t forget. (Yes, I’m guilty on that too, refusing to forget.) Forgetting, forgiving but how do we do this? One word, Love.
Above all, keep your love for one another constant, for “love covers a multitude of sins.”
Ask Jesus to give you a love for that person, place Him in remembrance, I know it’s hard, but just maybe God will let you see that person through the eyes of His compassion.
He is: Elohim Shama
The God Who Hears