Share Freedom in Forgiveness with David Frey

Forgiveness is a complex and often challenging process. David Frey of Sidewalk Prophets shared, “True forgiveness is giving it to the Lord. It doesn’t mean you ever forget it. It always comes back in one way or another, but when true forgiveness is there, you can talk about it and help others through it. You can just find that freedom.”

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

– Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT

When you choose to forgive someone who has hurt you, it doesn’t mean you can erase the memory of the offense from your mind. Instead, you surrender the pain and hurt to God and choose to extend grace to the offender. True forgiveness allows you to let go of the bitterness and anger that can poison your heart and embrace the peace and freedom that comes from releasing it all to the Lord.

Begin to create a community of healing and restoration.

True forgiveness is not just for your benefit, but it also allows you to be a source of comfort and support for others who struggle with unforgiveness. As you share your experiences of forgiveness, you can help to break the cycle of pain and hurt in the lives of others. As you do, you begin to create a community of healing and restoration.

As you choose to forgive and extend grace to others, you are following the example of Christ who has forgiven you of your sins and set you free from the burden of guilt and shame.

Today’s One Thing

Take a moment to reflect on someone who has hurt you in the past. Instead of holding onto the hurt and pain, choose to give it to the Lord. Write down a prayer, asking God to help you forgive and to heal any wounds that remain.

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