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The absolute power of forgiveness

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http://www.times-herald.com - “I can’t believe he did that.”

“Her words hurt.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget.”

You’ve been sinned against. The pain and shame never leave you. If you’re a Christian and someone has hurt you – forgiveness is the only solution that will set you free. If you’re bitter, angry, jealous, spiteful, envious, or holding a grudge – forgiveness is your only hope.

Our typical reaction when we’ve been hurt is to lash out or fight back. Forgiveness is the glue that holds relationships together. As hard as forgiveness can be, Christ’s death was to forgive us of our sins. No one experienced betrayal more than Christ.

Yes, you’re a victim, but that’s not your identity. A Christian’s identity is in Christ – and Christ forgave. Colossians 3:13 says, “Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.”

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