Forgiveness is a decision, not a feeling

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We must remember that forgiveness is a decision.... it is definitely not a feeling.

I've never experienced a case of the "warm fuzzies" after choosing to forgive someone.

God asks us to forgive. We may still have feelings of dislike and anger even after we forgive, but we must forgive.

Entrust your hurts and your emotions to Jesus. It's not uncommon to have to pray for the grace to transcend the pain.

Holding on to the bitterness and hurt is a type of "pseudo power".... all it does is bind you up..physically, mentally & spiritually... it does absolutely nothing to help the situation that caused the pain! Let It Go!!!

If you're hurting, can I ask that you not only forgive... but write down the names of those who have wounded you? I want you to ask Jesus to give a blessing to each of them. Yes, I know it's hard...but forgiveness always brings healing.

Sometimes that healing doesn't come right away because forgiveness is a process . Persevere and keep praying..I will pray for you, too ♡

Love and Blessings, Wendy C.

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4 Comments

Thank you Wendy. Your message was concise and very very helpful. I have been an Anglican priest for 53 years now and I much appreciate your clarity. There is too much talk and not enough action in the Church – we need more people like you!

Much love in Jesus to you and your family.

Derek

Posted by Derek Mills on March 24, 2017

THANKS SO MUCH WENDY…GRREAT ADVICE ON FORGIFENESS. I WILL TRY TO WRITE DOWN ALL THOSE I CAN REMEMBER THAT HAVE HURT ME OR I HAVE HURT…I ALSO TRY TO HAVE A MASS SAID FOR MAJOR HURTS…REAL MAJOR AS THAT SEEMS TO BE VERY HELFUL. I LOVE YOUR COLUMN AND LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY DAY. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR TRIBE…I USE THE WORD TRIBE AS I HAVE 20 GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 AND 3/4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SO WHEN WE GO TO OUR DAUGHTER;S THE :TRIBE: ATTACK US WITH KISSES AND HUGS!!!! BEST MEDICINE IN THE WORLD!!

Posted by FREDI VINCI on March 23, 2017

I have chosen to forgive, but was surprised that even though I have received a lot of therapy, and I DO CHOOSE TO FORGIVE, MY BODY STILL REMEMBERS THE TRAUMA!!! I’m not bitter or angry about my background, because it has made me more compassionate and aware of the inner pain that others are experiencing.

Posted by MARYDEE GOETTSCHE on March 22, 2017

Hi Wendy. that was a great write up on forgiveness. Yes, it is hard to forgive sometimes when you have been hurt so bad but by holding on to that grudge, and your being filled with bitterness can only make you sick, so forgive, in time you will feel better and will actually feel a lightness about you, God is by our side and if He is who can be against us. Forgive that someone , you done your part and in my opinion it is all about the forgiver. Carol-ann

Posted by Carol-ann Yetman on March 21, 2017

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