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When You Believe in God But Won’t Forgive

When You Believe in God But Won’t Forgive

When my little sister, Lisa, was born on my third birthday, my parents told me that she was my birthday present from God. We’ve been inseparable ever since. Of course we endured occasional sibling rivalries and conflicts, but she was always my baby sis, whom I loved as much as anyone else in the world.

Forgiveness and Entrusting Justice to God

Revenge builds a lonely house. Space enough for one person. The lives of its tenants are reduced to one goal: make someone miserable. They do. Themselves. No wonder God insists that we “keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time” (Hebrews

As Long As You Both Shall Live

As I reflect over my past, my mistakes, my sins, I have to admit that I’m completely undeserving to have a good, God-honoring marriage. (Amy would tell you the same thing about herself.) Before I was a Christian, I cheated on every girlfriend I ever had — every single one. Amy is the only girl

God’s Peace for When You Feel Unforgiving

Tonight even your cozy bed can’t swallow up the feelings vying for your attention. They’re strong feelings, powerful and passionate. To sum it up, you’re harboring unforgiveness toward someone, and it feels good to let your anger simmer over time, stewing in your frustration and putting the lid on any grace. Friend, we have all

Imagine Having a Relationship with Your Enemy

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. – Colossians 3:13 John Paul Lederach has spent most of his life pursuing peace in some of the most troubled regions of the world — Somalia, Columbia, Nepal, and Northern Ireland, to name

Getting Out of CrazyTown: The Scandal of Forgiveness

I am the God of Love and Peace. Let the splendor of this glorious truth sink into the depths of your heart, mind, and spirit. The One who is always with you is the God of Love and Peace! When you feel a need for more Love, come to Me and let Me lavish it upon you. Whenever you are

The Bitter Root

As the holiday season begins, we at Devotionals Daily thought it might be good to do a little preemptive heart check before we set the table, prepare meals, and plan visits with extended family and with friends. If there are painful messes, annoyances that have built up into grudges, or any upset feelings at all

Colossians 3:13

The Cost of Forgiving and Not Forgiving

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. —Colossians 3:13 (NIV) “I don’t believe that person is really sorry” and “Saying ‘I forgive you’ won’t take away the pain”—these are two reasons why people (even Christians and maybe you) are reluctant to forgive

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