She scrolled through her Facebook news feed and stopped abruptly, the
picture staring her in the face rendering her angry all over again.
Have you ever experienced a recurring anger that kept you keeping a
record of the wrongdoing by others?
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Tears ran down her face as she continued to stare at the two people whose
choices had changed her life forever. She even went as far as to blow up
the picture to really check out his eyes to see if he was happy or
experiencing any kind of peace. The result didn’t make her feel better.
“When will this stop hurting, Abba,” she cried out aloud.
He answered her the next morning in her quiet time which found her in
As she read thru the chapter, she came to an abrupt halt at the 18th verse:
“Assuredly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in
heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
She read the words again, and an understanding that could only come from
His Spirit shone a light down into the crevices of her soul, revealing a new
meaning for her in her SOAR [Season of Adultery Recovery] journey. She
had read this verse many times before, in fact too many to count and never
had she heard this revelation. In fact, she had always received these words
in the context of possessions.
This time, these words spoken by Jesus Himself all those years ago were
speaking to her personally and teaching her two truths about forgiveness.
She began to journal her thoughts: First, God knew there were going to be situations and
choices of others that would hurt us deeply and cause triggers of reminders of the offense
Second: Forgiveness is not always a one and done deal; a trigger doesn’t
have to be a reminder of the offense, but another opportunity to forgive.
She was comforted by His Word for it helped her to rest in His ability
instead of her own inability. This resting would release the gavel from her
hand and return it back to her Father’s, every single time she was
triggered. “Abba, your Word says it, so help me live like I believe it.”
Friend, is there something or someone that you are reminded of and
triggered at any reminder of the offense? Can I encourage you with this
truth: He understands your struggle in this area of forgiveness and when
you ask for His grace, you are able to extend mercy [to the undeserving].