Tuesday Matters- June 7, 2022
Everyday Be Kind and Forgive
Love is kind. Love forgives despite what the other person does. Yeah, I know the part about setting boundaries with the person who is still operating in dysfunctional behavior. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. But I’m talking about really forgiving someone who’s hurt you and not rehearsing the hurt by dragging the memory around in your head. It’s hard.
There are those days where you know what you know about forgiveness, yet something triggers a past hurt and all kindness goes out the door as swiftly as it came in. The temptation is to rehearse our hurts and expectations more than our forgiving attitudes and hearts. LORD HELP! I think of the woman prostitute who anointed Jesus’ feet with costly perfume and what Jesus said about her; “She loves much because she’s been forgiven much.” When you’ve been really hurt by someone you love it’s hard not to hurt back but God’s grace for you can empower you to give grace to the offender. Thank Him for this gift and by the power of the Holy Spirit be kind and forgive…everyday.