You’re on the path to living free from the burden of unforgiveness and reconciliation is possible through Christ. It may not be a one-to-one encounter, but begin in your heart.
Which means that reconciliation is birthed regardless of another person’s inability to change or because they are no longer in the picture.
There is still healing!
Write a prayer today for a fresh start in your heart.
Q: In Luke 4:18 Jesus stated that He came to set the captive free. In what ways have you been held captive by unforgiveness?
Q: How have you grown or changed in the past few years? Name one way you hope that transformation is acknowledged by others.
Q: If the person you are trying to forgive has changed or grown in any way, take a moment and reflect on that change. Has it been acknowledged?
Q: If there is no chance of face-to-face reconciliation, how does reconciliation in your heart set you free?
Father, we don’t want to live in yesterday anymore. We desire to fully live in today, to see the miracles around us, to laugh, to be excited about tomorrow. Redeem the past as only You can do. Take it and hold it and put it into priority, giving room to grow and to transform. If there is someone with which you desire that we begin a fresh start, begin that work today in us with wisdom and insight. In the powerful name of Jesus, amen.
I think part of what I am seeing with unforgiveness/hurt is that I tend to turn my focus inward.. but really if a person keeps doing hurtful things, no matter what they say, there is a problem in them. Even if I myself make mistakes and am not always the perfect friend, if they are unloving towards me, that is definitely a problem in them. I have heard that said many times, but I always seem to turn it back around on me. Even if the person seems like they are climbing the ladder of success or doing well in some fashion, someone that is unloving has a serious deficit. Looking at 1 Cor 13, one can see that.
I believe I have to ensure that I have released any hurt, anger, anything that would come between us, keep praying for her and to try to show her the love she can’t seem to give me when I see her. Real love — that is that wellspring to our hearts can only come from Christ anyway. My Hope is in Him.