"How Can I Forgive?"
Last updated 3/17/2013 at 1:30pm
One of the most difficult things for me to do has been to practice forgiveness. My feelings are easily hurt, and I seem to suffer for days when I'm feeling offended.
For years I lived in a gloomy fog of depression, stress, and stomachaches. I had no appetite. I carried the spirits of anger and hate around like we were good friends. And, sometimes, I thought about ways I could repay the wrong I had suffered.
But I've found a better way to cope with hurts. I experienced God's forgiveness in my own life, and now I can forgive others.
One of the first things I gave up was my wish to retaliate...