January 23, 2008

Lay It Down

This week marks "Forgiveness Week," part of our spiritual emphasis week at EU. I went to service Tuesday night and was blown away. The main point was that we need to lay things down, whether it's unforgiveness towards God or a person. I laid down some circumstances that have caused bitterness from me towards God. I gave Him my worry and hurt. Today I heard some news that hurt, once again. It feels like the minute we lay it down, the devil throws it back at our face! This is when I promised God I would truly rely on Him. I ran to my room to spend time with God and this old hymn that came to my mind really comforted me and is now written on my mirror:

"God will make a way, when there seems to be no way.
He works in ways, we cannot see. He will make a way for me.

He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side.
With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way!"


Bethany Patrice said...

I can forgive people, but sometimes I have a hard time forgetting. Do you think that means that my forgivness is still in progress?

Janna Banana said...

i feel like yes..,the phrase "Forget and Forget" really is true then huh? I think about Christ, and when we get to heaven, even with all the mistakes we've made he says just what he did to the lame man when he healed him..."Get up. Your sins have been forgotten. I remember them not." He forgives us and then wipes them from his memory. Because we're human, there may still be hurt..that's what Christ is for.