• “I entreat you, give no place to despondency. This is a dangerous temptation–a refined, not a gross temptation of the adversary. Melancholy contracts and withers the heart, and renders it unfit to receive the impressions of grace. It magnifies and gives a false colouring to objects, and thus renders your burdens too heavy to bear. God’s designs regarding you, and His methods of bringing about these designs, are infinitely wise.” – Madame Guyon

The Start of the Process by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/25/11

“It will be a long time to work through this, but some day I think I might be able to forgive.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: When you’ve been hurt, finding healing may involve a process. The problem is that a lot of people think they have to wait until the process is over before they choose to forgive.

“I think at some point God could lead me to forgive my dad.”

Nancy: They think that healing comes first, then forgiveness. Let me suggest that the opposite is true. The healing process begins with forgiveness. You can choose, by God’s grace, to forgive in a moment of time. Then you can allow God to give you grace to heal from that pain and even restore the relationship.

Would you like to be in the process of healing from the hurts of your past? Why not begin that process today by choosing to forgive?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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