• “The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Forgiveness by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 02/03/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The first step in the process of forgiveness is to get honest about how you’ve been wronged.

“It was a long time ago.”

“Forgive and forget, right?”

“I just don’t have anything to do with them anymore.”

“It really wasn’t that big of a deal. I just try to forget about it.”

Nancy: Forgiveness doesn’t mean pretending the offense never happened—that’s not honest. It’s denial.

True forgiveness is about facing reality and then dealing with it God’s way. He doesn’t want you to run away from your pain. He wants you to be honest about the hurt and bring it to Him.

Have you gotten honest about the way others have treated you? I’d encourage you to make a list of anyone who you’ve never forgiven for the way they’ve wronged you. Not so you can hold a grudge. Not so you can hold it over them. But so you can choose forgiveness.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “There are those who insist that it is a very bad thing to question God. To them, ‘why?’ is a rude question. That depends, I believe, on whether it is an honest search, in faith, for His meaning, or whether it is the challenge of unbelief and rebellion.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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[The Last Enemy Destroyed] But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. — 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NKJV)

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