Friday, November 27th, 2015
Forgive, and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37
Some years back I was coaching a woman who wanted to be free of a depression that had been following her around like a black dog for many years. She said she felt God was against her. It became clear to me that her problem was three family members she refused to forgive for what they had done to her.
Nothing I could say made any difference. I prayed with her, I prayed for her, I explained the verse above to her. She said she understood it and believed it but still couldn’t bring herself to forgive them.
After six sessions, I could not penetrate her unforgiveness and didn’t feel right continuing to charge her. I told her that and said I’d be willing to work with her at no cost if she’d be willing to work on forgiveness. “Give me a call when you’re ready.”
She never called.
How is it with you? Is there anyone you have not fully forgiven. Now would be a good day to do so.