Monday, March 12, 2012

Forgiveness, Words of my Heart by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


The sharp pain of betrayal and the hidden hurt weigh heavily on heart,
Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy from the start.
 Peter asks, “Lord how often shall my Brother sin and I forgive?”

Jesus answers Peter, “Seven times seventy” or as long as you shall live.

When you pray to the Father while holding things against some one,
You must forgive him first, before the Father forgives what you have done.

“Do not judge, least you be judged, do not condemn and you’ll not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven"; all the anger will dissipate from where it stemmed.

If the hurt and pain stay inside your heart, it will harden day by day
You simply must let go of all that pain for it to go away.

Just as you forgive all those that wronged you and hurt you through the years,
May God grant you grace in their eyes, for their forgiveness of you to appear.

Release anyone who has injured you in the past and stop the slander and the pain,
Show mercy through the eyes of grace so your prayer is not in vain.

As Jesus ask His Father for forgiveness for those that accused and crucified Him too,
He prayed on the cross as he died, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

L Pace March 11, 2012

I sit here in reflection... that often we cannot forgive ourselves for things in our past. Stop condemning yourself and embrace the goodness that has been in you since conception. You are made in God's image. God is good and so are you.

Make a conscious choice to forgive yourself today. Then think of people that you might have hurt or injured and ask for their forgiveness.  Then think of those that have hurt you and look to them through the same gentle eyes that Jesus saw Peter, through the eyes of grace.

Life is a learning experience and often situations arise that are tough, but each offers a time for you to learn and grow both in Spirit and in life.

Words of the heart, Laurie

"Forgive, act, and render to all whose hearts you know, according to all their ways." 1 Kings 8:39

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