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© Forgiveness For The Absence

Updated on August 7, 2014

© Forgiveness For The Absence

My children, although he turned away, fooled by the enemy and tempted through its devices, remember a mind that is not clouded by worldly things will seek the things of the spirit. In the Spirit of God is where we find joy, peace and love.

We cannot blame him although the choices are his and his alone. But the enemy is to blame for his transgressions. And his transgressions are not yours. You are not defined by his mistakes. You are not less because he isn’t here. You may share his physical blood, but the mighty Blood of Jesus runs through your veins and over powers anything the enemy may attempt to use to strike against you. The victory is already yours.

It’s ok to forgive him for he knows not what he does. We do not forgive others because they feel sorry (because truth is many won’t be sorry.) But forgive for yourselves, so that you do not carry the burden of his heartache within your own. We do not know the pain he carries inside that walked him into failure – for he had no father of his own and does not understand the Father’s love. Some of us who suffer decide we will never repeat the actions that were inflicted upon us – but too many others simply do not know how to turn the other way. They follow what they have always known and that was the only thing he knew how to control.

His disease is of the flesh. Realize it’s the enemy that attempts to steal, kill, and destroy. Be grateful you did not have to stand by while he unleashed his pain upon the world. Be grateful you have not been shattered. Forgive him because your life is greater with his absence. Be grateful for the rescue the Lord has given you. Your heart may have been broken but your spirit is untainted. It’s ok to forgive yourself for any thoughts you might’ve had – you’ve done nothing wrong – you are not what the enemy wants you to think you are. You are everything that God says you are.

Know that no one is all bad. Forgive him for who he is not. He’s capable of intelligence and wisdom, if he chooses to learn and grow. He’s capable of leading the good if he’ll choose to turn the bad. He’s capable of giving fatherly love if he’ll choose to accept the Father’s Love. He’s capable if he’ll choose. Some of us choose to see and others don’t. So choose to see these things and choose to be and do differently.

You have well learned bitterness and shame do not live in our home. Love, respect, compassion and unity have filled the void you once thought you had as a child. God has healed and the fruits of the spirit have replaced the emotions found in the world. Accept the joy of this knowledge. You have done all the right things and are living a righteous life, in love and in peace. God bless you…

I Love You Always, Mom

May the God who gives you encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Jesus ChristRomans 15:5

"Losing" -- Tenth Avenue North

© 2014 Mothers of Nations


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    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      Manatita, thank you for your kind words. God bless you.

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      3 years ago from london

      Quite touching, like a prayer ... In Love and Light.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      CrispSp, thank you kindly for reading and commenting. I've heard that quote so many times and never truly understood what it meant until maturing.

      And " is always best to just forgive and let go" I agree :) thank you for your kind comment. God bless you...

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      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      To err is human, to forgive is divine. To forgive is sometimes easier said than done specially if the culprit never ask for it. Nevertheless, it is always best to just forgive and let go.

      Beautiful message you have here.

      Love from the sky~

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Thank you SheilaMyers. Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to do but it's so important, so important. I'm gald you were able to receive something from the article. A prayer has been sent out for you. God bless you.

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      4 years ago

      There's a Christian song I hear on the radio and it talks about forgiveness being the hardest thing to say or do. It is for me and little reminders such as what you wrote in this hub help me to remember to forgive both myself and others.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Thank you kindly, Ms. Dora.

      Yes, I thank God for His grace! :)

      As always, God bless you...

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Forgiveness is such a noble theme, and the compassion you expressed is really touching. Thank God for His grace!

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Thank you billybuc, I appreciate it.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very beautiful!


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