What do you have faith in? Gravity? That your car will start everyday? That you will wake up tomorrow? That your job will still be there? Faith is believing in something that you don't have proof of.
What is your faith made of? What does faith have to do with forgiveness?
My biological father served 11 years in prison. He was released early on good behavior. Surprise Surprise :) When he was released I wanted to take him down, it engulfed everything that I thought about everything that I did--all my emotions -- all of my days. I even drove to where he was after he was released, don't know what I thought I was going to do, but I did it. Totally not productive! It still took quite sometime to realize where the control was.
I remember praying to go that I was at the end of me. There was no more that I could do. I remember praying for God to take control, because nothing I was doing was working. That was a breakthrough moment--completely full of faith--ok God end of me--start of you. A peace began to fill my heart. I didn't begin to work through forgiving him for him, NO, I began forgiving him for me. Were the moments/memories going to be ones that I would ever forget? NO, but I will now take control and access and use the memories as God and I see fit, not by how he sees fit. Forgiveness was beginning to take over. This wasn't going to be an easy road, but definitely a road I was ready to endure. There were so many things going on during that time of my life. I realized that until I could work through the pain and forgive---that I could never truly LOVE.
We've all experienced the guilt and pain of knowing that we hurt another. If left unchecked, this
guilt and pain can even feel overwhelming at times. Have you been withholding
forgiveness for something someone did to you?