Oh my, what a week!
Today, my eldest shot his car (he's a little red faced about that one). On top of that, his friend died following surgery. This man was only in his 30's and leaves behind a wife and young daughter. These are tough things but, as I've told my son, they are the kinds of things that we all go through as adults. It's still hard but somehow we survive them and grow.
It has rained here literally all week. It's difficult to be upbeat when you're in the dark all of the time. I need sun!
Tonight was Bible study and we had a fantastic study of the parable of the unforgiving servant. (Matthew) As we discussed this passage of Scripture, some things began to click with me. Yes, I forgive fairly easily, but what about those people who are not sorry? What about the times that they don't want forgiveness? How do you forgive then?
I'm going through something like that now. I have been hurt by another person who has not expressed any regret whatsoever. This person does not want forgiveness and, in fact, feels that I have done something wrong - I've searched my own heart and know with complete assurance that I am not to blame. It's hard but I really believe that if I do my part by letting the offense go, by no longer thinking about it and by forgiving in my heart the offender, then I've done what Jesus wants me to do. Whether the person I've forgiven asks or wants to be forgiven doesn't matter any more.
GOD HAS FORGIVEN ME FOR MUCH MORE THAN WHAT ANYONE CAN DO TO ME!
This week, I'm thankful for God's blessings. I've been reading Tammy Trent's autobiography, "Learning to Breathe Again" and it has opened my eyes to the little things that I often take for granted. Life is short - Heaven is forever.
Thankful Thursday is meeting over at Spiritually Unequal Marriage this week. I urge you to visit.