Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 28, 2013

Holding On

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Colossians 3:13. forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye:

We, as sinful beings, like to hold on to our hurts. We keep our grudges against others. We express our hurts and anger in many different ways. This causes stress to our bodies, our emotions, those around us and our relationship with our God. We say the words, “forgive us our debts or trespasses AS we forgive those against us,” say Amen and go on our way holding on to our hurts and anger. We might think to let go of these feelings means the ones who offended us should seek our forgiveness. That condition is not found in scripture. Our forgiveness of others doesn’t hinge on them. The only condition is our choice. We can choose to turn our hurts and anger over to God”s love and move on with Him or carry these in our hearts and mind being in broken relationships both with God and with others. Our question is what are we holding that we need to release?

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