Up From Darkness

To be forgiven, forgive first

Up From Darkness comes in contact with many people with a lot of anger about what the world has done to them. They have taken to drugs and alcohol to cover it over.

As we instill the 84 devotionals from the Life Recovery Bible, New International Version, we help people to understand how helpful it is to begin the process of forgiveness.   One can carry the long-held grievances against parents, relatives or anyone who has been abusive until the hate burns one up inside.

However, they begin to realize that the best thing they can do for themselves is to forgive whoever they feel aggrieved against.  Hate, resentment and fear paralyze the person victimized while the offender moves on.   The seductive “friends” of drugs and alcohol offer a way out, but for just a short time.

It is a cycle that keeps repeating until your life is a living nightmare.

But the magic reversal occurs when forgiveness replaces resentment.   There is a freedom that comes from releasing what happened in the past.

Forgiving others allows you to accept forgiveness for all your own transgressions.  It is a peace that surpasses all understanding.


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