We started a new series at West Ridge Church yesterday titled “The Last Words”. I had the opportunity to kickoff the series teaching on Luke 23:34 “Jesus said, ‘Father forgive them for them know not what they do.”
When someone offends, betrays or hurts you there’s something deep within you that screams, “I can’t let them get by with this.” Your blood begins to boil and you think, “I didn’t do anything to deserve this. I was the one who was honest, I was the one who loved with my whole heart, I was the one who sacrificed for years, I was faithful, kind, generous, loyal, I held up my end of the deal, I gave my best. And without warning, they hurt me!” What are you supposed to do with that? How are you supposed to forgive someone who is deliberately trying to destroy you? How are you supposed to forgive someone who never said I’m sorry? How are you supposed to forgive someone who acts like they don’t even care that they hurt you? In this message I give three Questions to help you process your pain and help you get to a place of true Biblical forgiveness and freedom from resentment.