Dear [insert your name here],
That empty feeling you have inside of you is because there IS something missing in your life…it is SOMEONE and that person cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, His Spirit can be felt in the soul and His peace, love, mercy and grace is yours for the taking. Pointing fingers and placing blame is a way of deflecting the act of actually dealing with yourself. Not dealing with your own pain only hurts you. And expecting other people to feel the same hatred/bitterness you do, is wrong. It is a way of controlling them, NOT LOVING THEM. Seek God and turn away from the selfishness in your life. You will be released from the pain/pressure/fear you’ve been dealing with, and you can start a new life with His peace and His love (notice it’s not yours, because true peace and true love can only come from God).
The Bible promises we will never be plucked from His hand. But the first step is always the hardest.
That is why I am praying for you. Forgiveness is a process, but it is necessary for release of our own pain. By being bitter, you’re only hurting yourself. And the Bible says it ages us. It can steal years from your life. I’m asking you not to die early over anger. Release your hurt and give it to Jesus. True forgiveness comes from Him, and revenge is never an option, because forgiveness means letting go.
It doesn’t change the past, but it does promise hope for the future.
Since the beginning of our lives, we all were born into sin and cannot escape its grip on our life. Because of sin, there is a chasm between us and God that we cannot fix. If you die with that space between you and the Lord of the Universe, that chasm and space will be there forever, and you will be alone.
But know this: there is ONE who has conquered SIN AND DEATH. God’s Son Jesus Christ came down from Heaven, lived a sinless life and became the sacrificial lamb who would bear our sins, die OUR DEATH, and be resurrected through the power of God, so that sin and death could no longer hold us. And because of that demonstration of selfless love, we are able to reach God by ourselves, through Jesus, with no need for an intercessor. The cross He hung on, becomes the bridge in the chasm, to a loving relationship with Your Creator.
Your Heavenly Father HAS made a way for you to be in His presence. Please don’t waste away time and the life He has give you here on Earth. Take the step of faith to believe in His Word and give yourself peace and freedom from worry and despair, by turning to the Lord and asking for His gift of LIFE. It costs just one hopeless, broken and weary life. It’s okay to take the mask off and hand it over.
Believing in Jesus is the only way to true freedom. Forgiving when someone wrongs us, is the first step to actually healing, and though there may not be immediate justice in your mind, things will begin to change in your heart and through Christ, you will be able to accept that person again and love will fill the place in your heart where the hurt used to be.
I’m sharing these truths simply because I’ve lived through them myself, and what I couldn’t do on my own, Christ did, and I now am grudge-free and thankful for a place in God’s Kingdom. I don’t deserve anything either, but that’s the beauty of grace. It is completely undeserved.
Everything that happens down here on Earth will affect us. We have emotions for a reason. But if we learn to forgive when we don’t feel like forgiving, we’ll release ourselves, and we’ll speak to a watching world about the power of God and what His love truly means. The choice is yours. In time, I pray you will surrender.