Many months ago, soon after my husband's passing, I was deeply wounded by a friend who totally knocked the wind from my sails. After a very brief e-mail exchange there has been no communication for 11 months. I have spent time in prayer, seeking the Lord, laying my pain at the foot of the cross, and choosing to forgive.
In forgiveness alone I found peace. Choosing to reconcile an unhealthy relationship seemed to me to be more than above and beyond. Yet as I read God's Perfect Word, these words convict my spirit.
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12~14
So today, after a couple of texts, there was a face to face moment, hugs, smiles, kind words and Great Peace. It's interesting though, no apologies were made, no I'm sorry said, yet God melted my heart to love again in the way only HE can do.
Question for the day:
Is there true forgiveness when there is not communication or attempt at reconciliation?
Considering Forgiveness A Must,