If you find you are missing someone near and dear; perhaps someone you deeply love or loved, and to try to fathom the mountain you face, in attempting to get a grip is particularly excruciating this year.
You grieve, but it brings no closure. So even in the midst of people, you may smile and are polite but inside feeling totally detached even within your own soul.
You try to distract yourself with busyness wondering why you can’t shake it. You wonder why it is so hard to forgive, release them, and let them go.
In actuality, you have given heed to negativity in beating up your own thought processes and condemning yourself with self-hatred and self-condemnation.
Being our own worst enemy is very damaging and leaves us wide open for the enemy to come and agree with our own self negativity and this does so much damage within and if left unchecked, brings damage without.
Yes, we need to ask The LORD to forgive us but something I sense strongly is we must forgive ourselves.
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none another commandment greater than these,” Mark 12:30-31 KJV.
This time of year and other notable times and holidays in our history can cause us such pain to remember.
Our lives are an ongoing story being told; good and bad. We are making memories beloved and memories are stored within our soul that can echo throughout our lives.
Sometimes remembering brings emotions to the forefront and can cause extreme hurtful feelings to surface.
No man can take your memories, but your emotions can enshrine you by keeping you bound in time in your body and soul.
If the people that hurt you or if YOU hurt you pray that God can help you forgive you and love you, then you can forgive them, by releasing them and let them go so you can move forward with your own life.
Bless them and speak words of gratitude to God for the times that we had, In the name of Jesus.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey