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Feeling Like I've Forgiven
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: It can take more than forgiveness to heal a broken relationship.
Woman: Finally! I’ve forgiven her, but I don’t ever want to have anything to do with her again.
Nancy: When someone has sinned against us and a relationship has been severed, forgiveness is a necessary starting place. But that initial act of releasing the offender has got to be followed up with a commitment to invest in his or her life. That investment will help us to experience healing and wholeness.
Listen to Jesus’ words in Luke 6. He said, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”
Listen, the goal is to rebuild the relationship, and even in situations where it is not appropriate to reconnect, we can still invest in other people’s lives through prayer.
What are some practical ways you can return good for evil? Ask the Lord to show you how you can invest in the lives of those who’ve caused you pain.
With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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