You cannot make wrong feelings go away any more than you can make right ones come, but God can and will. If you will simply do what Scripture instructs you to do, you will be able to work through the process of forgiveness.
The first thing you decide is to forgive those who have hurt you; the second thing is to pray for them. Another thing God tells you to do is to bless your enemies. To bless someone means to speak well of them and want good things for them. Refuse to talk unkindly about those who hurt you. Don’t keep talking about what your enemies did; it only keeps the pain stirred up in you. The fourth thing you must do is wait. Don’t give up. Keep doing what is right, and wait on God to change your feelings and He will.
Power Thought: Forgiveness is a process; God gives me the strength to walk it out.
Memory Verse: And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9 NKJV)
From the book Power Thoughts Devotional by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2010 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.