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Day 25 - Forgiven But Not Forgotten

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I have been praying about this for a while. I really want to let it all go, "forgive and forget" sort of scenario but I know that part will most likely come with time. I'm not angry anymore, I'm just sad. I'm sad he had to go to the lengths he did because he didn't feel that the love I had for him was adequate. Going through these dares, my love for him probably was not enough or even shown in the right ways. We both forgot how to love one another and went seeking it in other things, people, and substances. I want to forgive him, fully, for everything. I want to let it all go. I think what I'm scared of most is forgiving him will make him think it's okay that he did what he did. Every time I had forgiven him in the past, he will make the same mistakes and I'll forgive all over again. I'll hold the past against him and it seems like he'll act out in spite. It's a vicious, ugly cycle. I pray this time I can forgive and let it all go. It's too much energy harboring these feelings of bitterness against him. 

  • Does Christ hold onto the fears you will repeat your sins when you seek forgiveness?  If not, do the same for him.

  • “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins."

    Isaiah 43:25

    This is what God says. If we strive to be like Him why can't we do the same.

    "Then Peter came to Him and said, 'Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."

    Matthew 18:21-22

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