Along with trust, forgiveness is essential in all relationships. No one is perfect all the time, and people will hurt you and forsake you. Forgiveness is more about you than the person you are forgiving. Forgiveness is not letting someone get away with hurting you, it is fixing what has been tragically broken. I have heard people say that forgiveness is for the weak. “Why should I forgive those who have hurt me?” The Truth is forgiveness demonstrates the strength in the individual. It demonstrates the greatest of attributes one can possess, love.
When we forgive we not only set others free from a debt they cannot repay but we set ourselves free from the bondage of hate, anger, fear, anxiety, and depression. When we forgive hate is confronted by love, and hate cannot stand up against love. When we forgive our anger is put at peace, that burning in your heart is softened and extinguished. When we forgive our anxiety is put to rest, the bondage is broken and the weight is stripped from your shoulders. When we forgive depression becomes an afterthought because the past has been set right. The violation, the trespass, the vulgar-tragic misdeed has been destroyed all because we decided to come to a place of allowing ourselves to move on and we decide to stop carrying the weight of the event and allow ourselves freedom from such a harrowing experience. But like all other issues in our lives, this is a choice. So today eliminate the unforgiveness in your life. Choose to forgive today, and BE AT PEACE.
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About the Author:
Greg Elias, of Restoration and Redemptive Counseling is a Professionally Certified Counselor with a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, and Licensed Pastor with experience in Christian Counseling at Alive Again Alliance Church in Toms River New Jersey. His method of counseling is a combination of both experienced mental health treatment and faith-based healing, centered around restoration of both the mind and the spirit. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or any mental or spiritual turmoil, Greg Elias and Restoration and Redemptive Counseling is here to help you find peace within.
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