I’ve been praying over a desperate sisutation and God sent this in answer to my prayer.
Perhaps it is also the answer to yours… Brenda
Be at Peace
Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you are,
will deliver you from out of them.
He has kept you hitherto,
and He will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it,
God will bury you in his arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and everyday.
He will either shield you from suffering,
or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace,
and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.
The Prayer of St. Francis de Sales , St. Francis de Sales 1567-1622
I’ve been wanting to write about this for ages but the time never seemed right/write? 🙂 You hear lots about being forgiven on my blog, but there is a lot to be said for FORGIVING.
For the past few years, I’ve been accused of something I did not do and it has been hard to just be quiet and say nothing. The unfairness of the thing bothered Ron terribly and he was angry on my account.
God expects us to forgive. When Ron was dying, I asked him if he had been able to forgive and though he was barely able to talk by then, he uttered out a firm YEP! I told him that I too had forgiven the people involved. We found joint peace together.
So we forgave. and the wonderful thing is that forgiving gives peace and comfort and even relief.
As for the other people, I do not know. If they continue to hold a grudge, I am sorry for them. Unforgiveness affects health,well being, peace, comfort, conscience, emotions, blood pressure, diabetes and on and on.
So here is the thing. The new year is only a few days away. Wouldn’t it be great to start it with a forgiving attitude? Maybe you were abused, or your family doesn’t treat you right or your boss was unfair or the banker doesn’t understand your problems or whatever. Whatever! Get over it. Give it to God and live free of the torment of the past. Find peace. God is just waiting to help you do that.
I put connections to Pat Day’s blog on the topic and will add one from Tammy Weins. They give more insite on the how of the thing…it is possible for you to forgive…….I pray you will.