Forgiving God?

Forgiving God…is that even something I can say, let alone offer to God?

It seems so wrong!

Oftentimes, when people forgive, they forgive mistakes, wrongs done to them, betrayals, broken promises…

So who am I to think that I need to forgive God?

Especially when…

I’m reminded of Job chapter 38, where God says in essence, “Who are you to question me?”

https://www.bible.com/search/bible?q=Job%2038:1 (all of this chapter and 39, 40 and 41)

If I shouldn’t even question God, me wondering if I could forgive Him seems…

blasphemous!

But…

I know that I can talk to my Father about all things…

So, I did…

I felt Him say; “I am the only One who authorizes death, no one else numbers the days in a lifetime. I knew when I called your dad home, it would bring you great sorrow. It is not blasphemy for you to forgive Me for being the cause of your pain.”

Wow!

What?

I knew God had taken my father from me.

I knew His action caused me, and continues to cause me, great heartache…

But I didn’t know He considered or thought of my pain…

And…

I did not think I had a right to be angry with God…

I definintely did not think I needed to forgive God…

Or that He needed my forgiveness (He didn’t need my forgiveness)

I mean…

He’s God!

Who am I?

That’s just crazy right?

But…

I did need to forgive God.

I wouldn’t be able to trust His goodness…

I wouldn’t be able to trust Him if I didn’t.

I would have spent my whole life saying “Yes, I know God can, but will He?”

Instead of realizing that even if He can, but doesn’t…

I will…

Still love Him

Still trust Him

Still believe that He is good

My forgiveness was an action of my faithfulness.

With my forgiveness, I proved that even though I didn’t understand why God did what He did, why He took my father from me, I still believed in Him.

And…

My forgiving God, declared; “I will still trust You Lord…now matter what.”

I think God welcomed and embraced my forgiveness…

Not because it implies that He made a mistake…

But…

Because He knows it represents my surrender…

My allegiance…

And my belief that He is good…

No matter what.

God didn’t need my forgiveness, but I needed to give it to Him, for me.

If you would like to read another God post, click the link below:

https://personofhonor.com/life-with-god/if-i-could-see-god/

Person of Honor

Hi! I'm Raynee. I am a Christian, a licensed professional counselor, a wife to a husband I do not deserve-cause he's so wonderful, a mother of two amazing adult children I couldn't be more proud of, and a grandmother AKA Mimi of seven absolutely adorable grandbabies. I am also an Optivia coach, a writer, a speaker, and most importantly (second to being a Christian that is) I am a woman of integrity and honor.

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