When Forgiveness is Needed

Usually, there is a time of sadness, sometimes anger, when forgiveness is needed.

When someone you love hurts you, it is not only sad but painful. Your heart feels as if it is bleeding for the one who has hurt you. Sometimes anger rises up to disguise the pain. The only way forward is to forgive them. Yes, you will be sad for a time. The sadness doesn’t go away with forgiveness but there is a sense of underlying peace that will be found.

Whether you have been hurt, abused or betrayed by a person you trusted, a person you loved, you must find it in your heart to forgive them. Forgive them for their failure and for the harm they have caused you.

Let go of the painful memories and hold onto the good ones. Be grateful that you knew love and happiness. It may have been for a long time or a short time but it was there and it was real.

The sadness you are feeling means that you loved, and you loved deeply. The anger is just a way to cover up the sadness. Let it go. Give your sadness, your anger, your confusion and all your pain to God.

If you try to hang on to your pain, you will become bitter. You also may become ill because you stop looking after yourself. Life will go on whether you are sad or not, whether you forgive or not. Don’t hide away from it, live it.

Take the lessons from the situation and move forward. If you close yourself off from others that would be a shame. Do not deprive the world of your love and your light. You are meant to be happy; meant to be loved.

If someone has hurt you and you are feeling sad and alone, know that you are not. Many are in the same boat and you might not even realize it. You never know how bad things are behind closed doors.

When your love has been betrayed and sadness or anger is brewing, forgive and let your light shine. Know your heart and yourself and recognize when forgiveness is needed.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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