Unloading the Burden of Unforgiveness

Unloading the Burden of Unforgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the key pieces to salvation. Why is it so hard to forgive?

For myself I would say it’s less about being hard to forgive and more about protecting myself. I am sure the world at large can agree. Who wants to be hurt and then forgive, and then be hurt again by the same person? So, we forgive but not without harboring hurt inside our hearts, that leads to a defense wall that’s put up around your heart, that then leads to bitterness.

So how do we deal with this dilemma? I have been tinkering with this idea. Do we forgive and forget like Jesus did for us?

โ€œFor I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no moreโ€ -Jeremiah 31:34

The Lord will not remember our sins or love us any less because of them. Just as a debt once paid ceases to be a debt, the Lord completely removes the sin of His people.—-C.H. Spurgeon

So, with all that said, how do we forget like that?
We don’t forget, we take it to the feet of Christ. We can say to him Lord, I don’t know how to let this go. So many times we carry burdens that could simply be lifted from off of our shoulders if we would only give it to the Lord. You can make that person the first person on your prayer list everyday. Pray that God can soften their heart. Pray that some day they will realize how God has forgiven them through Christ, and that we can all live in harmony if we emulate him and exalt his standards. Prayers said not for our benefit but for there’s and in turn the Lord blesses us.

Psalms 55:22:
“Give your burdens to the Lord. He will not permit the Godly to slip nor fall.”

Do not allow some one else’s bitterness become your bitterness. No ones wins in that situation, only the adversary. Here is a list of things that it does to you when you hold onto it instead of giving it to the Lord.

Soils the soul……
Saturates the mind……
Strickens the conscience……
Saddens the heart……
Sickens the body……
Sours the spirit……
Seals the lips……
Separates from God….
(separates lost person from relationship and saved person from fellowship)
~Credit to FaithWriters.com for the above list~

Give the Lord your burden of unforgiveness today, so not to damage your own soul.

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12 thoughts on “Unloading the Burden of Unforgiveness

    • Thank you…..This really has been burdening me, it helped me focus on what to do.. I am glad it encouraged you!! God is so good, he can take one bad situation and use it for the good of his people!!

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ So, glad you liked it! I hope it helps some one let go of the bitterness that builds up. I don’t know one person who hasn’t experienced this feeling.

  1. We all know the importance of forgiveness, but we also know it is one of the most difficult things to do because of the very fact that walking in love is the highest calling that God has given us. I believe we need a true revelation of Jesus in our hearts so that we can learn to die to self, like the Apostle Paul teaches us. There could possibly be no other way.

  2. Why is it we can forgive but can’t forget..They say for every 60 seconds of anger we lose a minute of happiness, Finding Christ is making things so much simpler. We all face anger but the joy of knowing Christ is on my side makes it easier. Love your Blogs.

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