I mentioned my prayer journal last week. It has a page for various topics, like thanksgiving and the needs of others. I pray through the pages each morning while I eat breakfast, alone and quiet.
Today I will tell you about the page "Forgiveness."
This is an area that can be a difficult for me. Do you struggle to forgive someone who hurts you ~
. criticism from a close friend
. being left out
. having money taken from you
. being misunderstood
I've experienced each of these in the last year.
So I put the names of the people involved on my forgiveness page. Each day I asked the Lord to forgive them. I prayed that prayer day after day, week after week. I was hoping the Lord would change them, let's be honest.
One day when I began to pray, I saw my own sins in the situation: resentment, unforgiveness. I realized then it wasn't enough for God to forgive them. I needed His forgiveness, too.
When that became clear to me, I listed my own sins in the situation and asked God to forgive me. When I did that, healing came to my heart. And isn't that worth more than anything?!
Have a wonderful Sunday, dear friends.
Hugs ~ Mary