Forgiveness

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By: Al Robertson “The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us.” (A.W. Tozer) Forgive her? It almost seems impossible, doesn’t it? We might be able to muster up the courage to let occasional insults and slights slide, but when we’re talking about the “big” stuff, something inside of us rises up in rebellion against the idea of forgiving. However, when...

“Pastor, you are telling me that the only way I can be healed of this horrible pain is to forgive the man who did this to me?”Forgiving others does go against the grain of our nature. We seem to be hardwired for revenge - for justice. It’s the theme of most Hollywood action thrillers. Bad person gets paid back - audience applauds.But in real life, unforgiveness seldom pays dividends. Not good ones anyway. It lurks in the darkest places in our hearts and sucks the joy out of life. It’s...