Ironic how it works, more often than not, the lack of forgiveness hurts me more than the person I have refused to forgive. Ironic, and at the same time very sad.
"Forgive and forget." they say. Well that's much easier said than done, right? For real! Forgiveness is a difficult business, but it's so good for the soul!
Have you ever thought of your life as a beautiful garden? That's the way God sees it. He doesn't see all the messy. He looks past that and sees a garden being made beautiful.
However, if you're at all a gardener, you know beautiful gardens begin with a lot of clearing! This garden, this beautiful garden of your story is being cultivated for you by God.
Read more about the garden of your soul here in our post Beautiful Gardens Begin With Clearing the Land.
"Forgiveness is work, it's difficult work. At the same time though, it's a gift I give myself." Share your story of how you gave yourself the gift of forgiveness.
What a beautiful analogy! I started dabbling in growing tomatoes and cucumbers this year and I totally see the connection of how our own souls can be overrun with the worms of unforgiveness. It's just like how my beautiful looking tomato can suddenly have a creature eat half of it in the dark of night and ruin it! Unforgiveness creeps in and overtakes our good fruit! What a great reminder to stay diligent to make sure we really are bearing good fruit!
9/24/2020 06:51:03 pm
Yes, Jenny, I love this analogy too! :) Staying diligent <– that's the key!
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