Sunday, January 31, 2010

the power of forgiveness

Only one thing is more powerful than the destructive force of bitterness. And that is the cleansing force of forgiveness. I don't know how God made it possible for people who are victims of horrible abuse and mistreatment to be able to forgive. But I am thankful that Jesus made a way. Do you really think about the amazing gift that we were given when we were forgiven? I don't. Not very often anyway.


We spent a lot of time this weekend coming to terms with a world so lost and broken that it would hurt innocent little children. But God made a way for us to overcome it. But the road is the way of forgiveness not bitterness. 

3 comments:

Bea said...

Yep! Yesterday & today I was counseling a 'foster child' with such a tough past. I just want to CRY for them, and then I am flooded with the amazing blood of Jesus and the precious Holy Spirit, and I remember HE is more than enough and nothing is too difficult for HIM. That brings me to my knees, as I humbly see my lack of ability yet know HIS capability. I am so thankful for his watchcare over me throughout my life.

K Ford said...

I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. Great stuff!

princessjes said...

I love your thoughts and loved chatting with you the other night...Good to hear what God is stirring in you and teaching you! It's so glorious to see God's word being lived out!!!