Forgiveness Not For the Faint Hearted

I have been working on forgiving others who have wronged me or my children. I must not leave the world unless I have real forgiveness in my heart, which has lead me to examine what that truly means.

In so doing I have learned that it isn’t necessarily going and expressing my unsolicited forgiveness to the individuals unless they ask me for it. It is having it in my heart for each person so I can stand before my maker with a pure heart.

Although the offending parties may not know or even care, the Savior will know and He is the one who can extend his mercy and grace to me for being less than perfect. He is the one who I need to please. I love knowing this and in my prayers I ask to help me see them as He would have me see them. I have not seen them yet as He does but the images of how they appeared to me are gone and I am free from the encumbered anger and resentment I once felt.

Ye shall know the truth, and truth shall make the free. John 8:32

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