I Forgive You. . .

They hurt you . . .I know!. . .they really hurt you!’. . .

I heard the words that dribbled from their mouth last week, when they thought we couldn’t hear!.

They were harsh words, barbed words and each one delivered with such force. . .

Shocked, I watched you hide in the doorway shadows, dying with each exhale of their mouths.

You used to be so close what happened? was it something you did or something you should have done!.
. . .did you fail them somehow!. . .

You seem unsure!. . .yet like a viper their venom is murdering you. . .

With each syllable they utter, a little more of you dies, its indecent assault, how could they malign you so cruelly? Friends you embraced friends you broke bread with!. . .

“Chin up. . .this war you will win”. . .
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Today, It’s a new day and your wounds are now healing. Refuse to be snared by harsh words, refuse their effects, vicious though they were, you will heal.

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“Forgive them!”. . .

“No I can’t!”. . .

“but you must!”. . .

“I jut can’t!”. . .

Math 6:14 tells us we should!. . .

“But I can’t!”. . . . . . . . . . . .”I don’t want to!”. . .

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Thoughts of their wickedness, the injustice of their mouths, each memory still hangs like fleshy gallstones, around your neck.


For hours you have writhed in sweat stained sheets. . .Its time to let it go, to move on, to walk free. . .

Their free!. . .

They are all free! They dissected your friendship, then bound you in chains, then continued to walk free. . .’Oh the injustice!’. . .

On with their lives. . .was your friendships ever real, I now wonder, was it ever sincere, or was it just a plan of convenience for that fraction of time?. . .Who knows.

I don’t believe they are wicked people, and I’m sure they don’t hate you, just misguided, manipulative and damaged somehow.

But deep down they too are just children. . .they may have stagnant milk around there jowls, but the truth remains the same, they’re still children of God. . .precious in His sight

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More days have now past and new friends you have made. . .You are free from their mind games and free from their chains. . .

You learned how to heal, you learned how to be free. . .

Peace the Lord has given you. . .a large portion He has given you. . .

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“And I have forgiven you, for the hurt you caused me!”. . .

“I forgive you”. . .