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For-Give / For-He-Gave

Forgiveness

a pondering

I rejected

understanding

holding on

entitled pain

forgiveness what?

so troubling.

 

IF I forgive

then, they win

all for not

horrid sin

why did I

suffer for

things they lack

and do some more…idiots

shrug, not me…

I’m not forgiving.

leave me be.

 

forgive that?

sick inside

forgive that?

rotten mind

forgive that?

next level sin

forgive that?

dark within

forgive that?

no one can

forgive that?

superman?!?!

Here’s the answer that enlightened me

remember friend, Christ died on a tree

shook the earth with His sacrifice

gave us the gift of eternal life

we’re ONLY bound by a solid choice

ask for forgiveness and accept his voice

Come unto me, my precious child

you are forgiven, reconciled

so as I forgive, you MUST too.

that’s my command, do what I do.

What?

I have to forgive, like You forgave me?

that’s too hard, that can’t be?!

quiet mind. Let’s try again.

shut off self, not my friend.

 

HE forgave you

on a cross

HE forgave you

all was lost

HE forgave you

servantude

HE forgave you

the magnitude

of sacrifice

nothing can

pay that price

to over come

what HE gave

no sin is greater

balance weighed

wait till later?

 

you’re not special

you’re not greater

you can’t battle

a sin innovator

He took away

the power of sin

when He died

displayed, “I win”

 

so you think

your pain is greater

you can’t forgive

earthly dictator

what happened to you

deserves much more

pain deceiver

must settle the score

 

MUCH GREATER THAN THE CROSS?

MUCH GREATER THAN THAT LOSS?

MUCH GREATER THAN CRUCIFIXION?

MUCH GREATER THAN RETRIBUTION?

 

yet, I scream.

forgiveness? NO!

I can’t give pain away

I can’t let it go

pain will stay

 

STILL, HE forgave

everything

and He commanded

as our King

you will too

you must forgive

do as I do

in order to live

it’s not a joke

or a “maybe rule”

it’s a command

with Heaven’s jewel

FORGIVE

or you will not be forgiven

are you kidding?

obey His bidding

Colossians 3:13 – bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

 

I committed a Christian crime

living in grey

so sublime

holding on

to strings of sin

withering away

future dim

 

those strings are weak

made by man

snapping quickly

so I can

end up losing

playing my own rule

turning my back

actin’ a fool

 

forgiveness – a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness. … Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing offenses.

It means we give to GOD what we can’t understand.  Give it to God all the forgiveness is in HIS scarred hands.  FOR – GIVE.  Go forward in your life – and Give to GOD all the sin YOU HAVE DONE and has been done to you.  Look at life as a reflection – not as a mirror.  You need to see yourself, and not everyone else – focus on what you can control and what you are doing not what you can’t and what everyone else is…  Give it to God.  For-give.

 

It doesn’t mean

you let them back

fully clean

ready to attack

hurt again

illogical act

keep them away

and give to GOD

the sin and stay

safely within

His precious love

give to God

what belongs above.

 

You don’t need

it in your head

stealing joy

faces red

give to God

when memory tries

to sneaky say

Devil’s lies

 

get on your knees

 

 

stop what your doing

firmly planted

in His promise

Forgiveness GRANTED!

say NO WAY!

I forgave

gave away

Jesus SAVED!

all the burdens

of the past

replace it with

this, that lasts

more powerful than

the sad before

now I say

HE settled the score

I won’t lose

anymore

he won for me

joy once more

 

give away

all your pains

forgive and give

to God the stains

he will carry

your heavy load

always ready

when your road

get’s bumpy again

you stumble

and fall

that’s life folks

that is all.

 

Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 10.08.31 AMForgiveness now means the act of giving to God what I can’t understand or control.  Giving to God the sinful acts of this earthly life so I can enjoy an eternity with Him in Heaven.

Dear Lord, please forgive me, I give you the sin that has been done to me.  I am thankful for the ability to understand forgiveness.  I am also thankful for the constant reminder that life here is fragile and full of sin, I am not above it, but YOU are.  I give you my pain, and allow you the ability to even the score.  I don’t hold anything in my own hands – I give it to you.  You are greater, you understand and you allow things so that I will fall on my knees and worship you.  Heaven is greater than Earth, I will keep my eyes focused on YOU, on your healing and your promises of inexplicable Glory and eternity with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

There, Vivian.  I finally understand forgiveness. Thank you for your prayers.  How powerful when two Christian’s join together in prayer, what answers are given.  God is so good all the time, and all the time, God is SO, SO, SO good.

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3 thoughts on “For-Give / For-He-Gave”

  1. I’m so elated that Jesus has held you and helped you work through this hard, hard thing dear Katie! Oh, I want to give you a big hug right now because forgiveness has set us both free. I too have wrestled with the hurt, and then Satan tries to dig up old bones again. I’m so sorry for whoever hurt you and the pain that ran deep but like you said in your poem, forgiveness doesn’t mean letting them back in again, so they can take another shot at you. I still believe in boundaries too. I am very thankful and grateful we could pray for one another and for God’s power in helping us forgive. It’s so hard at times but God’s so much bigger and always helps us. I think for me, my problem was not really wanting for forgive because like you wrote, it feels like they’ve won. But, actually we win when we forgive. It’s a beaitiful thing! Big hugs Katie. With God’s help, we made it!🤗😚😢

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    1. Amen sister! God is so good. His power is beyond all measure. It’s so true. There is power in forgiveness. Power in God. Power in mercy. Big hugs to you too!!! Thank you for being a faithful guide towards God and continuing on my Christian journey. In heaven I’ll be one of The ones in line to say Thank you- for giving to the Lord!!! God bless you!

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      1. So powerful!! YES, big hugs!!
        Honestly Katie, I am just emerging from the deep waters of unforgiveness and still feel vulnerable to the whole subject. But, God is faithful and I’m growing too. I’m thankful we can help eachother in the Lord.

        Awwww, I love that song!! God bless you too and lots of love.

        💕🤗🎶🎶🎶

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