The love of God expressing as me empowers me to forgive.
By not forgiving someone, I set myself up to replay negative events over and over again. I let Jesus’ words while on the cross reverberate within me: “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). Empowered by the love of God, I open the window of my heart to divine love. Here is a refuge where memories no longer cause me concern. I am ready to focus on expressing all that God created me to be. If the person I resist in forgiving is myself, I acknowledge that I, too, am continually evolving. I am free to do better and be better. I have moved on from what has been to the good that now awaits my embrace and gratitude.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.—Psalm 36:7