Forgiveness: Matthew West

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Update: Finally out on itunes! From the hype from my sneak peak: forgiveness post. http://kikoprincess.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/sneak-peak-forgiveness.html


Matthew West - Forgiveness- Lyrics


It's the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those that don't deserve

It's the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have to say the word...

Forgiveness
Forgiveness

It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It's always anger's own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge
Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
It's the whisper in your ear saying 'set it free'

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

It'll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what its power can do
So let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

I want to finally set it free
So show me how to see what Your mercy sees
Help me now to give what You gave to me
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness


My thoughts:
I've just finished reading Job in the bible. He is a righteous man who had it all, the kids, wealth, health, everything. So satan argued that he is only good because God has given him so many blessings. So overnight it was all taken away. He still didn't curse God. Then his health was taken away. Still he did not curse God. His wife and friends all turned on him saying that he lost it all because of his sin and he deserves it. He still did not curse or blame God. And God finally rewards his faithfulness by blessing the second half or his life more than the first.

So I was thinking, Job now had to forgive those who turned on him. Those who didn't support him when he was down. It's tough. It's sooooo easy to be nice to though who are nice to you. It's soooooo easy to praise those who praise you. It's sooooo easy to give gifts to those who please you. BUT How to love the lovable? How to reach the unreachable? How to forgive those who have caused you so much pain?

It's definitely not easy. And I doubt I can do it by myself. The power of prayer cannot be dismissed. We can ask God to teach us how to forgive. I have been able to do the impossible, not by my strength but through the strength of God. Over the last couple of months, I have discovered, that I don't hurt anymore. Because I have forgiven someone who has caused me pain, and I have started to forgive myself for causing others immeasurable pain.

The zeal of the almighty can accomplish what seems to be impossible in our eyes.




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