Power of Forgiveness: When We Cannot Forgive

A while back I met a lady full of anger.   The anger spewed from her mouth, her actions and was written all over her face.  I don’t know what led her to be so angry, but I do know that whatever happened, she had stored it up within her and never let go.  Upon asking, she stated she had no relationship with God.

Anger is defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure or hostility.  Anger can steam from an irritation, an exasperation, an irk, or a deception.

But science has proven that anger is not good for you.

Anger can:

  • Destroys relationships
  • Makes you negative
  • Bad for your health
  • Eats away at you

Forgiveness isn’t easy, but helps you to:

  • Let go of the excuses
  • Let the feelings go
  • Seek God for help
  • Get to the root of the matter

President Abraham Lincoln said, “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:31-32, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

When forgiveness seems too difficult, seek the Lord and ask Him to help you to forgive.

Do you struggle with anger and unforgiveness?

 

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