Holding on to pain doesn’t make sense, but we do it all the time. When we’re offended or someone sins against us, we need to be quick to forgive and let it go. It doesn’t matter whether or not the offender is sorry or even cares that they hurt you. It doesn’t even matter if they admit it. Our human nature wants this so badly that it will hold on to the pain and not let the wound heal. We start to judge the other person and give them power over our own peace.
Pastor Aldo used to always say, “don’t let the sun against you become sun inside you.” When we hold on to these feelings, we are harboring unforgiveness and pain. It leads to bitterness and resentment, which are never good for anyone or anything.
When we let it go and forgive, we start healing and become free of that terrible feeling that steals our peace and joy. You don’t have to forget, though. Wisdom tells us to stay away from people who aren’t safe - but to forgive them in spite of it. #forgiveness #loveoneanother #BEthechurch #letitgo #yourjourneytobeingwhole #shalom