Blessing of Forgiveness
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I've reflected upon this year, now that it's nearly over,
and realized that my faith in God has not diminished.
How difficult it was to choose my best blessing in 2022,
when I've been given so many and must choose only one.
My decision came to rest on the blessing God bestowed
on me by removing the burden long carried in my heart.
The weight of being unable to forgive was bringing me down,
A load I dared not share with anyone, not even the Lord.
But the encumbrance grew too heavy, and I was overcome
with sorrow, besieged by a troubled mind and an onerous spirit.
In humble prayers, I cried out for God to hear my plea,
and searched Bible pages for a scripture of His holy Word.
Prayers then answered when in the book of Matthew I found,
“Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down,
and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me, for I am mild tempered and lowly in heart,
and you will find refreshment for yourselves.
For my yoke is kindly, and my load is light."*
I poured out the grieving that pride caused me to forbear,
and so lifted the weight I carried inside my laden heart.
No more did I feel the threat of sullen days and nights,
for I forgave everyone who'd ever pointed a finger at me.
This blessing I received was given with God's divine love.
I thanked Him for His patience so that I no longer feel
the burden I once carried that weighed heavily on my heart.
Now, that I've forgiven others, I'm filled with a sense of peace
knowing that by doing so, my Father has forgiven me.
November 16, 2022
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