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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 391 People

    To Forgive Is To Free Yourself

    I have held on to my fair share of anger....even feelings of hatred. I'll be honest and say that they have taken their toll on me. The funny thing is that we often hold on to these negative feelings in an attempt to hurt those who hurt us. The reality is that clinging to our...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Forgive And Be Forgiven - It's Our Nature

    Don't we all live through the need of forgiveness almost daily. We all do something wrong somewhere, everyday! I do! How could we move on if we don't forgive ourselves...for every little mistake? And the Lord that created us, is even more forgiving than ourselves! Don't...
    nourradiance nourradiance 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    My friend and I were seeing each other

    since February. I had deep feelings for him. I think I was almost in love with him. We continued to date and I slept with him in March. He used to tell me all kinds of things like: I was beautiful. He adores me.. He made me feel wonderful. But then I noticed that he took...
    FierrrrceNadia FierrrrceNadia 18-21, F Jun 24

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    God Does Too!

    Ain't that mighty! I find great comfort in knowing that I'm being forgiven.
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    A Peaceful Soul

    I have allways been a peace maker from a small child and still today.It breaks my heart to see some one up set for something I said, I need to allways ask them to forgive me right a way.I may not understand why, but my compassion is so strong wheather I am at fault or not I want...
    trails trails 56-60, F 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    When you truly forgive; you free yourself from

    the bondage of bitterness. This is one of life's great lesson. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Forgive the person who did you wrong. Forgive but do not forget so that you don't do it again.
    Toliveandlearn Toliveandlearn 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Moving Mountains

    I Forgive You. I happen to believe that forgiveness is an art. While I am aware that many, many people see forgiveness as indicative of weakness, I think I can make a pretty decent argument for the complete opposite interpretation. It begins right at the moment when we first...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 8 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Personal Growth

    When we hold on to resentments it festers and in turn others get hurt in the crossfire whether it's intentional or not. It closes the doors to growing as people, spiritually and emotionally. To truly forgive, one must step outside of themselves and see things as a whole and not...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 54 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Modern Day Transfiguration - Must Read -

    What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my presence must be made public. What you are about to read is a revelation on life, a testament to truth, and an...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    The Forgiveness Notebook

    It began with a dream, a dream so vivid I woke up near tears. I had a falling out, shall we say, with my family nine years ago, have not spoken with parents or siblings or extended family since. What happened was so shocking as to be almost unbelievable in its hurtfulness...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Let Yourself Be Forgiven And Change , Then You Will Not Want To Judge Others..

    I FOUND THIS ONLINE AND IT EXPLAINS THE MEDITATION I HAVE BEEN USING FOR SEVERAL YEARS , I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT ON HERE ..  :-) THE MEDITATION-OBSERVATION EXERCISE by Lawrence Wilson, MD © September 2012, The Center for Development Click here to listen to the older version...
    whoisjohngalt2 whoisjohngalt2 51-55, M Dec 1, 2012

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    Forgiving You...

    To forgive someone, you must care about them. When we care about people and we hurt them our first instinct is to apologize. It is a test to see if you care in return. If you stick your nose in the air and walk away obviously they didn't care. If they look at you and forgive you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Forgiving Is Difficult

    I was inspired to write this after reading a post in this group. Forgiveness really is the answer but it is no easy task for most and well I believe that is so because we start out by trying to forgive the wrong person. Ya all know what I'm talking about, we focus on forgiving...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 8 Responses May 3, 2012

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    If you have sex with the one your Inlove family

    member would the one your Inlove forgive you ? .. Ever?
    Revelyn Revelyn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Related Experiences

    http://www.familylifeeducation.org/gilliland/procgroup/CorrieTenBoom.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMn0QNdiuGE Those two links both have to do with forgiveness. The top one...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Oct 16

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    Forgiveness is not for them, it is for you.
    CoveringThePain CoveringThePain 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Hey mom, it's been a long time since we've seen each other, and even longer since we've spoken. I was 17 when I moved out, you said nothing, when Chrystal died and you showed up at...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 4

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    Life is hard, I'm not going to lie and you will get hurt by the people around you especially from those you love but the important thing is to forgive. Show those people that your...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Most def. It's the only way that I can function now, cause people forgive.
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    the past is the past......
    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Hashshlinging hasher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bigbootyno2 Bigbootyno2 70+, T 1 Response Oct 13

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    “Zipp-a-dee-do-da, zipp-a-dee-a” “Hakuna Matatta” “Don’t worry, be happy!” The world tries desperately to put on a carefree smile, and pretend that it has all the...
    ondine14 ondine14 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    In my life... I have had a lot of things taken from me, or have been hurt by people that was suppose to be there to protect me, has a lifetime of hurt with trusting the wrong...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    Part 1 God bless everyone. Have you talked to god? Tell him all your worries and don't be afraid. He wants to help so call him. He loves you. I want to share with you guys...
    Rainbowdash5334 Rainbowdash5334 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    To give up our ego and surrendering all of our expectation, I believe, forgiveness is the hardest things to do, which is why doing it is a strength to do. By forgiving we are one...
    DelonWulf DelonWulf 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    God and Light In exploring the subject of light, I've found it to be amazing and mysterious! When we shut our eyes, all you see is darkness. When we open our eyes, if it's...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    God and Light In exploring the subject of light, I've found it to be amazing and mysterious! When we shut our eyes, all you see is darkness. When we open our eyes, if it's...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 16 hrs ago

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    He has helped me through it all, when no one willing to be there for a hand to pick me back up. He saved me because he knows the difference I can make, so through his power and...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 10 Responses Oct 19

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    Oh Lord Jesus! I thank you for the countless blessings and lessons you gave me. Thank you for the best precious gift, my son. Thank you for waking me up everyday. I believe in...
    Zoren047 Zoren047 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I used to not believe in God, I used to think we are like robots/machines, once we die it's over. But about 8 years ago I had my brain operation and shortly after that I become...
    hyrok40 hyrok40 36-40, M 6 Responses Oct 8

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    Yes I do. Why does everyone say that revenge is bad? Why does everyone always preach about forgiveness, or avoiding revenge? What does that do? If someone does me wrong, I'm not...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Love no object of Gods creation like you would God Himself. He sent us to serve him and that is where it ends. Thank Him for letting you simply live another day. It matters not if...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Oct 8

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    The older I get, the more I believe in the importance and power of stories. I have business clients and some of them have teased me that "Any time we ask you a question, you...
    MaitreE MaitreE 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    Part 2 Desperate for an answer I said to him again “God? God? Please talk to me what did I do? Why do I feel so weird? Please make it go away.” But still no answer. I then...
    Rainbowdash5334 Rainbowdash5334 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    Finally, move on with your life. The world is a huge place – both physically and mentally. You cannot move forward in life if you are always looking backwards. They have chosen...
    mddlestrn mddlestrn 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I believe this is true but I'm not strong enough to forgive right now. In time, I hope to get there.
    Hope1985 Hope1985 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe this too, but I've been weak lately.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi, I really need your advice because I'm a bit confused and rattled. I was with my boyfriend for about 6 months when we first met everything was great, we laughed so much and had...
    Rainrebel Rainrebel 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    V The Universal Presence Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?—Psa. 139:7 In all Christian teaching certain basic truths are found...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    YES THIS IS STOLEN, but it has a point. When I was a journalist in my 20s, I needed to verify a fact about atheism. This was before the Internet age, so I phoned the Texas...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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    In a personal attempt to learn more about the mysterious beings known as angels, I first look to the Bible for the most accurate and helpful information. Many angelic encounters...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I was at the edge of my life that day. I was going to commit suicide. Nothing held me back anymore. But then, my phone vibrated alerting me that there's a new text message. I don...
    DudeSalva DudeSalva 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 3

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    Ever since I was young I believed in magic and the realm of the Fay and of other Mythological Beings. (I call them beings because how would you like if someone called you a...
    pompeaj pompeaj 16-17, M Oct 5

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    Please if you believe in the power of prayer, our family needs prayers for my Dad, Ed--he has cancer. Please pray, thank you.
    jrice356 jrice356 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    Hi all, please don't judge me, I have called my self all sorts of names and I know am the worst person on earth but please need your advice and someone to tell me that all will be...
    slimsweet98 slimsweet98 22-25, F 11 Responses Oct 8

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    Nehemiah 9:17 But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, rich in unfailing love. May I grow in mercy and love especially when I see the faults...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Good is good all the time... Met my long distance boyfriend after a year of not seeing each other again, but we have been communicating often. I opened up to him, confessed that I...
    slimsweet98 slimsweet98 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 21

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    Source: http://www.totalhealthmagazine.com/articles/anti-aging/earthing-amazing-healing-power-beneath-your-feet.html Article by: Stephen T. Sinatra, MD Connecting the human...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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