Someone once asked me, “How do you know when you’ve forgiven someone?” My answer: When you can think of them with love. Until those feelings of hurt and anger stop pouring out of you when you talk of them or talk about the situation.
If Jesus could love that much, how can we not also if we are indeed his disciples. Unforgiveness is like carrying around a heavy load of slime, until you release it, it will hold onto you.
Unforgiveness is like formaldehyde, it will preserve bitterness forever. Love on the other hand, encases your heart like a shield and deflects the arrows back onto those who sent it. Wouldn’t you rather love?
Love covers a multitude of sin. Let love have its perfect work in your heart today. What happened is in the past, its a part of your journey. It may have been a wild ride, but perhaps God needed to refine you as pure gold so that what comes forth will be more valuable to Him.
Ps 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, oh God and renew a right spirit within me.”