We get hurt when we partner with the person or thing that is hurting us.
Simplistic in its truth, but jam packed with implications.
We have a choice to make in that split second after we are hurt.
To agree with the hurt, and plant a seed of harm in our soul and heart, ready to deepen and grown into a negative, unholy crop.
Or refuse to partner/agree with it, and offer immediate grace, mercy and forgiveness. Releasing us both to heal, and grow in freedom.
Sounds easy, but it becomes easier the more you practice it.
Like a doctor, the more experience you have, the more health and wholeness you will ideally give your patients.
Patience, grace, mercy, love, peace.
Just a few of the fruits that grow in our garden when we forgive.
The fruit in the Garden of Eden negatively impacted us because Eve and Adam partnered with the snake/enemy.
Join in with what God calls us to.
Walk in forgiveness, just as Jesus did with and for us.
I can’t say it is easier, because feeling justified to feel hurt and pain is very natural to us all.
The inner freedom to not add any more wounding to the load I already carry that I m trying to unload is priceless.
God knew we need less weight, and offers us a way to have Him carry it.
Take Him up on the offer. Partner with grace, and live in more and more freedom as you do.
Fly high with forgiveness and grace.