I haven’t been so infuriated in a long time but my blood hit boiling point today. I was so not used to getting angry that I actually felt faint and I could feel a grudge forming. From the moment the offence took place, the hatchet began burrowing deeper and deeper into my spirit.
That person was a total jerk. Since he made himself out to be an asshole, consistently, I contemplated how I was going to screw it. Then a worship song came over my earphones. The song wasn’t about forgiveness, but I heard a voice telling me to vanquish hatred. Jesus was innocent but He accepted the injustice, bore the tortures and died for our sins. Without holding a grudge.
Who am I then to not forgive?
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour 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.” Ephesians 4:31-32