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Week 6 – Wednesday
Psalm 55:22 NIV “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”
It’s easy to forgive those who don’t wound us deeply – but to offer forgiveness to those who we feel are undeserving is extremely tough. Remember when we forgive, we are not necessarily condoning another persons behavior. Additionally, when we offer forgiveness we are not required to be in a relationship with the person who has harmed us. Forgiveness is for you. Period. It’s letting go of the hurt. It’s taking a step through the pain that you’re experiencing to find freedom. Share your raw feelings, thoughts, and emotions with God surrounding those you want to be willing to forgive, or past situations that have caused you pain that you need to let go of. Peel back the layers, what’s the biggest stumbling block that keeps you hanging on and chained to that which you dislike?
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If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice? What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life? What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.