Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Chapters 4 & 5

It is unforgivable not to forgive. We don’t like to think about that, but God clearly states in Matthew 6:14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Holding on to bitterness, anger, hurt, rejection, or any type of unforgiveness hurts you in so many ways. Science has even proven that he causes sickness. Unforgiveness is nothing but poison and it affects us spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

While getting hurt is reality, getting and staying bitter is a reaction. page 54

We don't have a choice when it come to getting hurt, the opportunity will come. What we do have a choice of is our reaction to it. Do you want to swallow the bait of the enemy? I love the story of Corrie Ten Book in the book on page 74. “But forgiveness is not an emotion - and I knew that too. Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart……”

Let’s take our emotions out of the equation and reach out our hand to forgiveness and release it all into the hands of Jesus. We are not minimizing the pain it caused you, just the ability to let it continue to hurt you.

So with a loud voice start singing “Let it go….let it go….let it go!” Start dancing and start rejoicing!


Pastor Lisa