Faith and Beans

What is forgiveness?  Wikipedia says “Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentmentindignation or anger…”

If that’s true, then I recently experienced true forgiveness.  I didn’t mean to.  I surely didn’t try to.  I’m not sure I even wanted to.  It just happened.   There I was, there he was.  And somehow, this time I didn’t have the urge to Jackie Chan his arse.  The anger and bitterness just fell away.  It dissolved into nothing.  Pure nothing.

I walked away feeling lighter in step, my shoulders held a little higher, no heavy weight dragging behind.  I felt like smiling…like flying…like I was FREE!

In that brief, unexpected moment, I learned that forgiveness isn’t about letting the other guy off scott free.  It’s about setting yourself free from the heavy, dark bitterness that comes with not letting it go.


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About Shirley Ann Washam

I am an extremely blessed, divorced mother of four AMAZING children. Above that, I am a child of God! I pray that He would use this blog to speak through me to those who are hurting and discouraged. My goal is to share whatever is given by our LORD to uplift and encourage those who, like me, are blessed beyond measure, but still sometimes find themselves struggling to find answers and need a little encouragement. If you are in need of encouragement, I pray that you find it here, in the words that He speaks through me.
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