Freedom in Forgiveness
Uncategorized | November, 06, 2012 | by Nancy Alcorn 0 Comments

It’s shocking, but some people say one out of three women have been sexually abused in their life.  I don’t know if that shocks you, but the percentage is on the rise. To those who count themselves in that statistic, there’s a truth you desperately need to understand: You can be healed.  You can be restored.  You can even choose to forgive those people that have done horrendous things to you.

Forgiveness does not mean you condone what’s been done, and it doesn’t mean that you wait to feel forgiving.  If you waited for the perfect time to forgive, you would never do it.  Instead, forgiveness is a choice that you must make to give yourself release. Forgiveness allows you to sever the tie between you and your past so that you no longer identify with it. Identify with being a new creation in Christ and allow Him to restore everything that He promised in Isaiah 61:7, “Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion.  Instead of disgrace, you will receive inheritance. And so, you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”

Whether it’s someone escaping sex trafficking, someone escaping addiction, someone escaping severe abuse, or someone escaping a broken relationship, we all have opportunities to forgive in our life.  If we decide to sit in a corner and say “Well, I’m just mad at what life’s thrown at me, and I’m not forgiving anybody,” then we’re going to live in a place of bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness.  Release yourself from inner-captivity and forgive.

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