“Once a dog has been scalded with boiling water he will even fear cold water”
Jesus desires to heal our wounds. So many times we choose not to let Him heal them because it is not the easiest road to take. Humility and self-denial is the path that leads to healing and spiritual maturity. It is the decision to make another person’s well-being more important than your own, even when that ex-wife, ex daughter in-law or anyone in your life that has brought you great sorrow.
Pride cannot travel this path, but only those who desire peace at the risk of rejection. It is a trail that leads to humility and abasement. It is the road that leads to life.
(From the Bait of Satan)
There is that word choose or choice. That is what this whole thing is about. Are you going to let Jesus Heal you. Are you going to go to that person that you have an offense with …. Travel down that road or are you going to sit on you pity pot and declare that he or she owes me for what they did to me or for what they did to my sister or brother. You know we also have to decide not picking up an offense for someone we know that was or is being treated badly.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
So you have a choice today, are you going to do what your Father in Heaven tells you to do or you going to walk in disobedience?
Your forgiveness may be the very thing that leads that person to the Lord. Who are you to deny that?