Forgiveness – A Poem

Father, must I again
offer forgiveness when I am
right and he is wrong?
Give me a soft heart so
I am able to forgive, to gain
victory over my sinful pride.
Each new day pride says I’m right.
Now I know it is You
Emmanuel, who forgave me. I was
so wrong not to trust my
Savior who forgave his debt and mine.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


12 Responses

  1. Even if I am right and he is wrong, my attitude can be wrong – and that is just as bad. Pride was the first sin (committed first by Lucifer, then by Eve, and then by everyone, because pride is the basis of all sin)

    I praise God for the totality of His forgiveness.

    What an amazing God!

    • Very good point – I may be right but I still am called to forgive and be merciful. If my attitude is unforgiving, it means I’m not trusting God to take care of the situation and bring justice where only He can. Peace, Linda

  2. “Each new day, pride says I’m right…”

    So destructive. Will you ever stop? Will I? Thank you for having the courage to put it out there, Linda. Makes my think and reconsider…

    • Linda, It will only be by God’s grace that I can let pride go and humility take over. I do believe it’s possible for both of us, but not in our own power. We must cling to our faithful God and trust He knows what is best. Peace, Linda

  3. I can feel this one, Linda. Especially the “I am right and he is wrong.” God bless you, beautiful lady, as you write what we need to read! love and prayers! So thankful for forgiveness!

    • Deb, As Claudia said, we do so often think we are right. Yet so often we are not. I am so thankful for forgiveness, too, so much so that it makes me want to learn how to forgive. Peace, Linda

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