Today, many believers are scared to use the “F” word, but FORGIVNESS is crucial to your walk with Christ. Life will present you with countless opportunities to retaliate or fight back against something or someone. Injustice is as inevitable as change is, and when we are approached with people or situations that hurt or harm us, we need to use that “F” word - FORGIVE!
We cannot control others and what they do to us, but we can count on the Lord and His ability to take a hard situation and turn it around for the glory of His kingdom. What may seem like an impossible situation now, He can surely turn around for us. They key is not take it in our own hands, but to trust in Him. The bible instructs us to walk in love with everyone we meet. We are not to judge or seek revenge when we are wronged. This is a hard lesson to learn.
I am sure you reading this blog now can think of at least one person who has wronged you, at least one person who has hurt you. While some circumstances maybe worse than others, we are all encouraged by the Lord to turn the other cheek and walk in love. You cannot allow bitterness and anger to take place in your heart. God knows your story. He knows what you have been through and what you are going through. Focus your strengths and efforts on your own healing through a relationship with Christ, do not concern yourself with revenge or retaliation. God will fight your battles for you.
You are a winner! He will take you from victim to victor, but you must trust in Him. Remember, we all fall short of the Glory of God. Sin is sin; it doesn’t matter if you are a thief or a liar, it doesn’t matter what that person did, everyone is in need of God’s love and forgiveness. God forgave you of your sins. He washed you and made you whole again. It’s the same love He wants you to give others. Don’t try and fight the battle on your own, the battle is the Lord’s. Instead, walk in God’s love.
Be quick to forgive and ask God for his divine wisdom so that you can move one from situations, relationships, or environments that cause you harm. God bless!