I've recently been challenged to forgive in a deeper way, for things that are to me, some of the deepest hurts and pains. I've been challenged to forgive daily for things that I can't with my naked eye, and even through the eyes of my imagination, see changing - at least for the foreseeable future.
I know unforgiveness damages me so much more than it does the other person. I know that I need forgiveness daily for my own shortcomings and crazy, even unforgivable behaviour. I believe that what you sow, you will eventually reap, and I need to reap forgiveness in my life. Every single day of my life.
With all that I know, true forgiveness still often feels like the most impossible thing to do. Wounds seem insurmountable. The past unerasable.
For me I come back to this: I have been forgiven for the worst of the worst things I have, am, or will ever do. I live from a place of knowing that to my Father, there is nothing I can do that is unforgivable. I live in the realm of the second chance.
I live in a place were the impossible is infact possible. And with this in mind (or in heart). I don't know how I'll do it, but I know I can forgive. Every single time.