I am not who I was!

Sometimes we struggle with the fact that people don’t see us for who we are now! We have no control over their thoughts.We must accept the grace that we are living under now and learn to forgive them for what they did to us!

I know that some folks are probably sick and tired of me writing about forgiveness and love. But here is what I know unforgiveness, pain, and hurt have a devastating impact on our psyche and our health. John Hopkins wrote an excellent explanation about this topic. Charles Stone’s comprehensive work on this topic is also well worth reading.

20 Scriptures about Forgiveness

What we can control.

Colossians 3:13 declares “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”KJV

  1. We can control our thought life.
  2. We can control how deep we allow hurtful actions to impact us.
  3. We can control our prayer life and Bible study habits that will erase the hurt.

What we cannot control.

  1. Anything that another person thinks, feels, or refuses to accept!

Remember that

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.Ephesians 2:8-9  (KJV)

Your Heavenly Father sees you as you are and still loves you-me too. Listen to this song and think about the importance of inner peace!

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bueller
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 18:30:20

    This certainly hit a nerve!!

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    • Joyce Gerald
      Apr 19, 2018 @ 18:33:51

      I can only imagine. I was thinking of someone as I was driving to the Electric Company for my daughter. This song came on and it heightened my awareness of how many people are experiencing intense pain because the person they are today is not what others see. The only person who matters is Jesus and what He sees in you!

      Kindest regards and have a simply splendid day. Joyce Gerald Ed. S. MCM-President You Are Not The Only One Ministries & Consulting Services Inc., Cell: 843-597-2826 John 3:16

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  2. Sherri Rogers
    Apr 20, 2018 @ 16:18:32

    Good post! 🙂

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