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Lisa Duffy’s Daily Reflection

What was the cause of your divorce? Abuse? Infidelity? Indifference?

Now, you’re here in the aftermath, trying to rebuild. You desire peace, you desire happiness, and you desire healing. You are not alone – all of us want this. A huge step in obtaining these things in life is through the forgiveness of those who have hurt you.

We all know forgiveness is a struggle, especially because our intellect understands the concept of forgiveness, but no one talks that much about how to do it; the practical applications of forgiveness. The concept easily becomes vague and something out of reach.

One good way to begin the process of forgiveness is to look at the person who has hurt you and remember that God loves that person, too, just as much as He loves you. God wants you both to be in heaven with Him for eternity and if that person is good enough for God, he or she should be good enough for us.

Viewing your offender in this light is something positive you can do to begin separating the sinner from the sin. Once you are able to do this, forgiveness becomes less challenging and more natural.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” Isaiah 1:18.

 
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