7 REASONS TO LET GO:
We cannot move forward until we do. We are stuck in limbo. We cannot go back and change our pasts. We do not always see justice done. But take heart, God promises to repay.
If we do not forgive others for their wrongs and ourselves for our wrongs how can we be open to new things that God wants to give us? We can’t receive if our hands are full of our old baggage.
We can’t change what happened. There is no rewind button in our lives. No remote control. In order to finish our story we must push ‘play’.
Unforgiveness is one of the leading causes of sickness and illness. It will affect our bodies in ways that will hurt us. It’s not worth it.
We need to stop renting space to bad tenants. The past is the past. Let’s bury it. Remember the good and move forward.
Despite all the pain, it got us here. We are alive. We survived. And actually, it made us into who we are today. We are stronger for it.
Life is lived forward. More life, more love, more restoration. Everything the enemy has stolen from us God promises to restore double!
One of the best books I have read that has helped me with this is:
A CRY FOR JUSTICE by Shelley Hundley, a former Atheist
The forgotten face of Jesus as judge and advocate
The daughter of American missionaries, Shelley Hundley was born in Colombia, and grew up on the campus of a seminary that trained leaders to serve in what was one of the most violent nations in the world. After suffering abuse at the hands of a minister in the community, she turns from God, angry and confused that He could allow this to happen.
In A Cry for Justice, Hundley uses her story as a backdrop to show how she found healing from the pain, guilt, and shame of the abuse she endured as a child and how she came to know Jesus in a new way: as a righteous judge who fights for His people and takes upon Himself the burden of our injustices and pain.
The story of Shelley Hundley’s journey from bitter atheist to wholehearted lover of God is unique. Yet what she learned on this journey is relevant to every person who has ever been hurt and has silently wondered, “Who will fight for me? Who can make the wrong things right?”
Discover how Jesus would change your world today.
This is my response to the Daily Post today: Unequal Terms
Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?
(Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.)
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