Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
Forgiveness often helps the forgiver as much, if not more, than the forgive. You can't do much about what people have done to you, but you can do EVERYTHING about how you react to it.
I totally believe in forgiveness and I believe that if you forgive you will be forgiven. I have had a lot of bad things happen in my life and I forgive the people that did what they did to me-if you don’t you will live your life eaten up with hate and die a bitter and unhappy person.
Forgiveness came easy for me. I always see the best in people and somehow tap into that goodness. However, I never forget. Forgetting hurts leads you into the same trap in the future. Do not forget what has harmed you.
Well first I need to look at my role in whatever occurred, I might even be the one that needs to be forgiven. I cannot blame someone for allowing myself to be hurt. Big stuff, however I need to forgive and move on. It’s hardest to forgive is myself, but I’m working on that.
My wife told me that I can't control how others treat me or what they say to me. But I can control what is in my heart and how I react to those people who have hurt me. When you hold on to anger or hold a grudge it just takes control of your life. You can't see the good in anything just the negative. How can you expect good to come from evil? It doesn't work that way.
Forgiving is a very mature thing to do. Not many can forgive because they are so hurt. I just let God deal with them. I can forgive, but then I won’t be the same with them. I stay away; if they are willing to hurt once they are willing to hurt again .
Forgiveness is letting go of what someone has done to you! I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Being a domestic dispute survivor I learned about forgiveness in counseling. Forgiveness is a step towards the healing process. Hate will consume your heart, soul and life and can lead to depression, which is anger turned inside. I choose to forgive and pray, but that doesn't mean I have to forget.
Being unforgiving is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die. . .
Unforgiveness binds you from the past and future. Forgiveness is what you give yourself and that's the freedom to move forward. Lay it at the feet of the Master. The one that hurt you may never acknowledge your pain. Yet the Lord knows your every need. He will give you the grace to heal. Remember forgiveness is a process.
It gets easier and easier, all I have to do, is look at what God has brought me through, what he has forgiven me of, all the grace and mercy that he has given me, and it doesn't take long for me to forgive the other person. Now the change doesn’t always happen overnight, but if you just give it a try; ask God to help you with it. Get real with yourself about God, He knows us too well. The only one you’re fooling is yourself.
Through my own personal experience, I have found it very, very hard to" Forgive"; especially a couple of people in my life. But, through praying and talking to "God" about them, he finally showed me why I should forgive them. We won't "Forget" but we can "Forgive".
My burdens are lighter, because I hold no anger or grudges towards anyone. It's true, that when we forgive, we let go of our anger. Anger like hatred is too heavy a burden for me that I cannot accept it. Anger continues to fester inside our mind and soul to the point it becomes a bad poison to our mind and soul. Get rid of it, fast! It's not worth it, be happy, light and free. Thanks for viewing this PPS