The Necessity of Forgiveness

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A few years ago, I settled in my heart to forgive someone I hated for about ten years. After years of thinking I had finally forgiven, I soon realized I still harbored hate for a person who was and is one of the most important people in my life. Unforgiveness proved to be a terrible thing to live with. In my life, it created bitterness and anger to the point I was content with writing this person off, and learning to live life without them. The pain caused, convinced me that this person didn’t deserve my love. This was my revenge.

“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19 NIV)

The truth is, I don’t deserve love either, but God. He continues to shower me with His love…

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