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{Forgiveness} Show Me How…

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Laurie Coombs 5 Comments

I love this song and the truth that it points to! As with all things Jesus calls us to do, forgiveness begins with prayer.

Show me how…

And what proceeds out of this prayer is nothing less than a miracle. Hearts change, bitterness and hate are replaced by love, and lives are set free to walk a new path.

Now, I don’t claim to be an authority on any matter, but God showed me many of His truths through my journey toward forgiveness that I’d love to pass along. This post is the first of my new series on forgiveness. During this series, I’ll address many aspect of forgiveness including: why we forgive, what biblical forgiveness is and what it is not, what it looks like to walk in forgiveness, how I came to unconditional forgiveness, and much more.

I hope you’ll join me throughout this series, and that you’ll be blessed by these truths as I was! Additionally, please pass this along! The topic of forgiveness is applicable to each of us in one way or another.

{Forgiveness begins with prayer.}

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How have you struggled with forgiveness?  

 What aspects of forgiveness do you have a difficult time understanding?

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  • Steph

    I love this song too! It’s so applicable to every situation…

  • I’ll be looking forward to this series on forgiveness, Laurie! I love this song too!

    I’ve definitely struggled with forgiveness because of the nature of some of the events I experienced when I was younger. However, I have discovered the truth that forgiveness is an act of the will and not based on feelings. Whether there is a positive response from the person you are forgiving or not, freedom is found when you take steps to forgive. It’s often more about you than the person who wronged you. 🙂 I love this passage from Psalm 130:4-5:

    4 But with you there is forgiveness,
    so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
    5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.

    I can’t wait to read what you have to share, girl!

    • Amen! Well said, Suzanne!

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  • Laurie, I am so pleased to have checked out your new blog and I have read all the posts. I love how you say forgiveness starts with prayer. I have a long journey to tread on the path of forgiveness with respect to more than one person who has caused me trauma. I pray to father God saying I choose to forgive but he needs to help me to do that. I do not feel it and in fact I have had to repeat the prayer over and over. I certainly do not believe forgiveness means forget because how can you forget when we have memories and it is just not logical to me to say you need to forget what happened, especially if it was so painful and had such a negative impact on your life. How ever I believe it is getting to a place that the person/event has no power over you any more and you wish no ill harm but only God’s blessing on that person(s). I’m still trying to work out the issue/act of forgiveness as you probably can tell. I will be following your posts though on this topic as I think you have a lot to say that can be of help to others and myself.

    • Thank you for your honesty in your struggle! I love transparency, for it only when we are honest with both ourselves and others that we can truly begin to see transformation! Keep seeking the Lord in this, my sister, and you will surely see redemption happen! Blessings…