Tuesday, September 28, 2010

That Hurt!

Yesterday morning at work, I received a phone call from someone who I considered to be a friend. She was upset that her check had been deposited in the bank. I told her that I was never told that she needed the check to be held for a few days. Her boyfriend, who I also considered a friend, insisted to her that he told me. I can remember the conversation "to a tea", and I am positive that he didn't tell me that. I was extremely hurt by the whole thing. As the day progressed, I found myself getting more and more angry at them both. And yet.....that voice that I know to be the Lord's kept saying "FORGIVE THEM!!" 

Matthew 6:14-15 says “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

It was a tough thing to get through, but with God's help, I have forgiven them, and I pray that God will give me the right words to say should I run into them in the near future.


  1. I'm sorry Amy. That is a tough thing to go through. God will get you through it and he'll tell you what to say and how to act when you run into them again.

  2. That is rough! :(
    What a pertinent reminder for me though; how quick am I to say (at least in my mind), "Okay, you messed up, but...I'm gonna forgive you and move on."

    I had the other end of the stick today: I kept sayings things I did NOT mean, or I said a nice thing the wrong way and it turned into a putdown...ugh, it was awful! Poor people like me need that grace we all should try to give. :)