Let it Go

Posted: January 7, 2012 by liftyourvoice1 in Forgiveness

Our discussion tonight has been on the issue of forgiveness. This is just some thoughts that I had on that issue back in May of 2011. Thought it would be appropriate to post it here.

–Some of you know I’ve been fighting bitterness lately. It’s not a fun thing to fight. There really is no reason to hold a grudge against anyone. What right do we have to be angry at people? We have none. Jesus is the only one who has that right. He laid it down when He got on the cross. Jesus forgave us.  Being bitter just steals your joy. All you do by being bitter is hurt yourself. I think my favorite band said it best in their song Let it Go….so just take a look at the lyrics.

Let it Go

you are waiting on a beach for a healing word to come maybe an apology in a bottle maybe a flare that says, “I’m sorry.” and the hurting leaves you numb will you forgive? will you forget? will you live what you know? He left his rights will you leave yours? you don’t understand it let it go you are waiting on a beach this is where the east meets west and as another sun sets on your anger the darkness laughs, as the wound destroys and it turns your prayers to noise will you forgive? will you forget? will you live what you know? He left his rights will you leave yours? you won’t understand it let it go this bitterness you hide it seeps into your soul and it steals your joy ’til it’s all you know let it go will you forgive? will you forget? will you live what you know? He left his rights will you leave yours? you won’t understand it let it go will you forgive? will you forget? will you live what you know? beneath the cross you hear His words, “Father, forgive them,” and you know you can’t understand it let it go–

If you want to hear the song go here…http://youtu.be/nB6-oW3cSBk

But now…if for whatever reason you are bitter I admonish you to let it go. I will try to forgive those that have wronged me..It’s what I as a follower of Christ need to do. Will you forgive? Will you forget? —

Brandon Witmyer–Host and Director of Lift Your Voice Ministries

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