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Has God Forgotten to Be Gracious?

In times of crisis, has God forgotten to be gracious? In Psalm 77 , Asaph asks questions that you and I struggle with in times of failure or hardships. v. 7-9 Will the Lord reject forever and never again show favor? Has His faithful love ceased forever? Is His promise at an end for all generations? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger withheld His compassion? It's natural for us to pose these questions and even make demands of our Father. But the tables can turn with God asking us, "Have you forgotten me? Will you reject me forever and never show loyal love? Have you forgotten to be holy?" Asaph, like you and I at times, kept wondering. But here in from verse 11, he shares with us all he could do in times of doubt and questioning: 1. He begins to remember God's Works. I will remember the Lord’s works. I will remember Your ancient wonders. I will reflect on all You have done. I will meditate on Your actions. 2. He beg

What is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. (Marianne Williamson) What is Forgiveness? When you've forgiven, is everything just lost and forgotten? Like a memory wiped off, the incident and the feelings that go with are never to return? The offense and hurt never happened? No traumatic, hurtful event took place? There's no history because no such thing took place? Is that what forgiveness is? Each of us deals with pain and offenses in different ways and in our own unique ways. At times, our journeys sort of connect and merge with others. At other times, we may handle the hurt in ways that are uncommon with other people. It may even seem like we're the only one who's facing that kind of experience and the way we resolve things may come off as strange for others around us. Across age groups, genders, and cultures, for