• “I henceforth take Jesus Christ to be mine. I promise to receive Him as a husband to me. And I give myself to Him, unworthy though I am, to be His spouse. I ask of Him, in this marriage of spirit with spirit, that I may be of the same mind with Him — meek, pure, nothing in myself, and united in God’s will. And, pledged as I am to be His, I accept as part of my marriage portion, the temptations and sorrows, the crosses and the contempt which fell to Him. — Jeanne M.B. de la Mothe Guyon, Sealed with her ring.”

The Punch by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 02/02/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Rudy Tomjanovich was an NBA All-Star whose career was effectively ended by one punch. As he sprinted toward a scuffle during a basketball game, another player, Kermit Washington, whirled around and hit him—hard.

The blow almost killed Rudy, and he retired soon afterward.

You may be able to think of an event like that in your life where things said or done to you in the heat of the moment affected you for a long time. They’ll continue to overwhelm your life if you allow bitterness to fester in your heart. The only way to find healing is through forgiveness.

Here’s what Rudy said about the player who threw that punch. “Someone once told me that hating Kermit would be like taking poison and hoping someone else would die.”

Perhaps you’ve been taking poison—dwelling on hurts you’ve received. You can find healing through choosing forgiveness.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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