Just the other day...I needed forgiveness. Someone had said something about me that hurt me deeply, however, this person didn't even know that I knew it. So the poisonous, bitter feelings I had conjured up were mine to deal with alone, or so I thought.
There are verses in the Bible that talk about God searching our hearts (one example is 1 Chron 28:9 "for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts"). God searched my heart and found it in a disgusting state. Everywhere I turned, I kept hearing about forgiveness, but the nail in the coffin for me was a sermon series my husband just "happened" to preach on the subject.
Although I felt completely misrepresented and misunderstood...
although I felt justified in my anger...
although before a court of others, I would have walked away scot-free...
before the court of the Lord, I stood guilt-ridden and dripping with sin.
So I went to my offender, shaking and scared, but knowing in my heart it was the right thing to do. After a long discussion that included hugs and tears, I was forgiven...
It felt wonderful!!
The Lord, the diligent searcher of all, graciously lets us know when a situation is ours to correct. And when He does, it is our job to quickly obey.
What about you? Has He shown you a situation you need to correct, maybe even brought to mind the name of a person you need to go to? If so, I implore you to do it...today!
Your freedom is waiting.