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Valley Views for Sept. 29, 2021

Forgiveness/Mending Broken Hearts thoughts shared

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I have always kept quiet about opinions I have read in the Journal, but the article published, “Slices of Life” by Jill Pertler, Syndicated Columnist, sent off a chilling nerve up my spine. Her views on forgiveness, are just that, her views. They are certainly not God’s views.  

The Lord’s Prayer, simplified; Math 6:12, Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Math 6:14 For if you forgive men their sins, your heavenly father will also forgive you. The author says, “It is not our responsibility to forgive.” God says it is. Please don’t get lead astray by someone’s beliefs other than God’s word.  

Forgiving is so important for peace in your life. We all have challenges, some more than others.  I personally knew, if I was a child of God, I had to forgive someone in my life who caused a heinous problem.  It was not easy. I hated her for three years, until I was so burdened and stressed, I cried out to God and said, “I can’t deal with her anymore. You deal with her.” I forgave her and immediately felt complete peace; weights lifted off my shoulders.  

Many of us have trials as we go through life, some so much worse than mine. True forgiveness must come from a changed heart. It’s not that you will ever forget what happened, but through your forgiveness you will no longer dwell on it. We can never change the past, but with forgiveness we can move forward. 

God loves every one of us. Forgiveness is a choice; as with asking Jesus to be your Lord and savior. He knocks, but only you can open the door and let Him in.

Mending Broken Hearts Workshop 

I was so overwhelmed with joy in reading of this new workshop, especially after reading the article, “Slices of Life,” mentioned above.

In the new planned workshop article, I was so impressed with Mr. Coyhis last sentence: “Forgiveness is the pathway to getting rid of this trauma and hate.” Brovo!

Whomever we are, if we can work it out in our hearts to be able to let go of whatever or whomever wronged or hurt us, we may find peace and love in the life God wants us to have.  He truly loves us.

May God Bless this program and all who may prosper by it. 

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