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 can always use another reminder about forgiveness, so thank you, Linda!!
Me, too! 😉 Peace, Linda
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
“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
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
it is hard, not just the forgiving, but also being willing to let go our own strongholds to meet in the middle…
Even the middle can seem like we are losing. Truth is we lose most when we stand our ground and refuse to forgive. Peace, Linda
ha..we always think we’re right…don’t we…i like how you tackle pride in this..
Claudia, It seems pride is at the core of so many sins. Peace, Linda