A while back I shared a post about a person who I met in the treatment center that told me “I can’t forgive”. That was disheartening. It didn’t matter what I said. They didn’t want to hear it. This person was too deeply offended. It was never going to happen. I came home and wrote about the problem with saying “I can’t”.
That was two months ago. I ran into the same person a few days ago and they seemed different. I asked them how the forgiveness work was going and they said they wasn’t sure if they could do it but they were thinking about it. It shocked me. This might not sound like much movement but I saw it as HUGE. There was a crack of possibility.
Along with the new attitude this person’s face was softer.
With God…there is always a reason for hope. He gives us a clean slate every day with the promise to help us start over.
Forgiveness Helps Find a Better Path
Then yesterday I received the following note on my Facebook page from a blog reader;
I have been reading your writings intently lately… What I have read so far has helped me more than you could know. I have PTSD resulting from years of childhood abuse, sexual and otherwise. My way of coping for many years took me to some dark places. I have the most trouble forgiving myself. I am sure I came upon your writings for a reason and I believe I am on a better path.
A better path. That’s why I write…to help readers find a better path. To help people reclaim their life. So many people lose hope. But with God…there is always a reason for hope. He gives us a clean slate every day with the promise to help us start over.
I hope you find a better path too. Maybe forgiveness will point you in that direction.
Question: If you’ve found a better path this past year, how did that happen? (I just installed a new comment system and I haven’t gotten nearly as many comments as I used to. Could you do me a favor and comment…even it’s just to say “hi” so I know the system is working? Thanks!”)
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