What would my day be like if I carried a bag of heavy rocks with me, never putting it down? I would be weary physically, mentally, and emotionally. I could not fully do the things I wanted to do for myself or anyone else. Unwillingness to forgive brings pain because it impacts the quality of my life and my ability to go forward.
Forgiveness does not mean the hurt never happened—it means I no longer let it rule my life. Forgiveness is a process that takes as long as it takes to feel free. I start with being willing to forgive, willing to be the heart and hands of Spirit to work through me to heal. I seek help as guided and know all things are possible with God in the midst of me.
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.—Matthew 11:28