As Jesus was hanging on the cross, He spoke these words found in Luke 23:34 – “Father, forgive these people, because they don’t know what they are doing.”
They knew they were nailing Jesus to the cross of crucifixion, but they did not understand “what” they were doing. If they had known that this was indeed the Son of God, they may have had second thoughts. .
I struggle daily with forgiveness, Forgiveness of the people who wronged me in my past. When I lost Shane not only was I angry at God, but I became more angry at the ones who had hurt me. I only hope that I can someday follow Jesus' example and pray for them. For now I still hang on to the hurt inside. I expect more from the ones I love as they should completely understand my loss and the hurt that surrounds it. Some move forward with disregard to my pain. The pain of my family. (Forgive them they know not what they do) I feel the unforgiveness in my heart. How can God forgive me when I cannot forgive others? How can I forgive, when I feel they are not worthy? I am only hurting myself, for they don't even know that I hurt. I feel like the pain is eating at me like a cancer. How do I let it go and the continual disregard for my and my familys loss? I can only pray for peace and forgiveness in my heart. I can only pray that the pain I suffer will subside. That I can forgive and let it go as God did. I pray tonight to give me patience and to lighten my anger and frustration. To help me find forgiveness in my heart.
4 years ago