Sunday, March 21, 2010
Forgiveness Therapy (Part 2)
“Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10). Forgiving does not mean you have to trust the other person again. Forgiveness and trust are two totally different things. And neither one is dependent on the other… Several years ago, I forgave someone who committed intentional offenses (sins). But the person continued to betray my trust in order to cover up what was done. That naturally resulted in anger on my part. Over time, I learned that I needed to choose freedom and release in the Lord by simply forgiving the person from my heart. Now, that does not mean that person has regained my trust with my forgiveness. Trust is something that needs to be earned…. I praise God that He, on the other hand, can always be trusted. He will never betray or let me down. He’s the One who asks me to forgive so I can be healed and free.