“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.”
Really think about the impact & depth of those words. My friends, it is time to let whatever it is go.
I know all about this. We all do in varying degrees & circumstances. And we may say “You just don’t know what I’ve been through.” Unfortunately that’s an excuse that just keeps us bound. Most of us hold onto our pain for dear life & feel incredibly justified while we do it, not realizing it’s death to us – meaning it kills any peace we could have, in reality. I know. I was there for most of my life. But today I can honestly say I am free, mostly happy & at peace because I have let go, released & forgiven those I need to so far.
Does any of it try to come back & play around in my soul sometimes? Absolutely ~ but God has been there faithfully every time to remind me that there are just some things & patterns I must never return to. Not unless I want to set myself back months, maybe even years. And why on earth would I want that? I have come so far.
Don’t misread me – I don’t say any of this braggadociously. I say it to encourage you that you can be free. Trust me – if I can – you surely can too. It is not an easy process but it is so, so worth it. Come on – get up. Just do it. Start on down this sweet & rocky road to redemption. God will meet you there ~ right where you are.
Don’t be afraid of sound counsel either. It did wonders for me. There is never any shame in asking for help. I guarantee you 1000% that you will NOT be sorry.
Much love & forgiveness,