Without hesitation, Lysa TerKeurst takes on this question with PURE grace and Truth.
Being led by the Holy Spirit she explains that it takes just as much energy to be bitter as it does to be forgiving.
“Either way you’re going to have to work hard at both, and so I’ve made the choice to invest my energies in forgiving.”
“There’s two parts to it: you have to forgive the facts of what happened, and then you have to forgive the impact of what it’s done to you.”
TerKeurst says that for her, “globally forgiving,” or finding reconciliation with the facts has been the easy part. It’s making the choice to forgive on a daily basis that takes time and hard work.
One of the questions she’s learned to ask herself often is “Do I want to prove that I’m right? Or do I want to improve this relationship? Because I can’t do both at the same time.”
Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, It’s Not Supposed to be This Way—Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointment Leaves You Shattered, is available now wherever books are sold.