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Build a Bridge and Forgive
by Natacha Cann on September 1st, 2015

​Are you the type of person who has refused to forgive someone else for hurting or offending you? If so, what are your expectations when the shoe is on the other foot and you need to be forgiven? George Herbert, the poet, once said that if you refuse to forgive you are breaking the very same bridge over which you must also pass if you are going to make it to heaven.
Yes, it is a fact that we all have, or will need, to cross over that same bridge because every single person needs to be forgiven. It would be foolish to break a bridge that you will need one day! Herbert also spoke biblical truth when he said that you will need to cross that “forgiveness” bridge if you are going to make it to heaven. Many people don’t understand the relationship between forgiveness and heaven. Consider the following scriptures:
​Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
Romans 5:10 says, “For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”
These are only two of many verses which basically explain that God’s grace and Jesus’s death on the cross provides that we are forgiven for all of our sins, past, present and future. And, the forgiveness of sins is necessary to obtain salvation. In other words, no one gets to heaven without forgiveness of their sins!
If you are struggling through pain, shame, or guilt because someone has deeply hurt or betrayed you, “build a bridge” and forgive them. You will need to cross that very same forgiveness bridge someday. If you don’t know where to start, The Healing Letters Project can help. The project encourages women to write forgiveness letters to make amends with family, friends, and loved ones. Visit our Project page, which walks you through the step-by-step process on how to write a forgiveness letter. Also, visit our Healing Letters page to read actual letters written by others.

Posted in Forgiveness, God's word, Healing    Tagged with broken relationships, choose to forgive, forgiving others, God's word


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