Thoughts About Forgiveness

What if one has been verbally abused, but that abuser is now deceased? Does that person now have to still forgive? This is my response:  for your own sake and peace of heart and mind you still must choose to forgive.  It would be the same as if someone stole from you.  She owes you a debt.  She can’t pay that debt.  So you choose to have mercy on her and forgive her that debt.  You are not forgiving the deed.  Only God can forgive the deed.  However, you can release her from the debt she owes you.  You’ve called for mercy, not justice.  You are now set free from the bondage you were under by not forgiving.  You can now walk away free.  You have given it over to God.  The Scripture says that if you do not forgive then He will not forgive you. 

If you were found doing wrong, would you rather have justice or mercy?  I would choose mercy.

God Bless



About mddclark

Originally from Upstate New York, now living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with my wonderful husband of nine years and loving it. We have five children between us, four girls and one boy, all successfully out on their own. I love to write poetry. I have published one poetry book called "From the Heart", and one children's book entitled "Jake and Barney, (The Tale of Two Kittens)", which is a true story of two kittens we found that had been dropped off at a friends house. My daughter and I rescued these two kittens and brought them home to live in our barn. Of course, by Christmas Eve they were in the house and that's where they stayed from that night forward. One day I figured that as long as I loved to write I might attempt a whole book - but what about? So, I started writing a memoir of my early years growing up with an alcoholic father. The actual dynamics of the story is about forgiveness and how it is not only freeing to one's soul but a necessity according to God's Word. I was able to forgive my father for all the things he put our family through. This will be my story from my perspective. I hope it will be an inspiration to others who might pick it up and read it. I'm new at blogging so "Hi everyone", and I'm on my way. Mary
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