Friday, March 13, 2015

You Have to Let it Go


Something that I really struggle with is holding grudges and not letting things go. When someone says something that hurts me or makes me super upset, I hold it against them. The other day I was thinking back to things that have happened when I was like 12, and I realized I am still holding grudges to things that happened to me 6 years ago. I just can't seem to let the things go. 

In Ephesians 4:31-32 it says "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

I haven't completed been able to let everything go, and it definitely is going to be a process for me, but in this verse it says God forgave us. We have done so many horrible things to him, and yet he still forgives us and loves us. If God can forgive us, we should be able to forgive one another. 


  1. Ashley, this is something I definitely struggle with too. Sometimes I like to think that I've forgiven someone who hurt me at one point but then I find myself resentfully replaying the events and words in my mind. It's easy to tell someone "I forgive you" but then days later, you're bringing up their mistakes and failures, the ones you said you had forgiven them for.

    The key is to never stop. Jesus told us to forgive 70 times 7 times because that's how hard it is for us to forgive people! Even when we've apologized and made our peace, our hearts are often still bitter and resentful. Sometimes we just have to wake up every day and forgive our brother or sister over and over again in our hearts...70 times 7 times if that's what it takes.

    Thank you and God bless!

    a vapor in the wind

    1. Yes, as humans we hold on to grudges so often. We need to forgive someone continuously in our hearts.
      Thank you for your comment!

  2. very true...great post

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