If you are/have been reading along in “The nightmare and the warrior” series that started here, first of all – thank you! I realize that this subject matter is not “everyone’s cup of tea”, and if you have been reading along – it is likely because you have some familiarity (by personal experience or someone you know) with the type of night terrors I am addressing.
These are often things people suffer with in silence, either out of shame or out of hopelessness for freedom from them. And that is a lie! I hope my story will inspire you to stand up and fight the enemy of your soul – not on your own strength, but in the strength of Him who has already triumphed over every foe! Through Him, you can experience freedom!
I spoke briefly in the last post about forgiveness. That’s a complex subject, and I’m sure I’ll write more about it in future posts. But today, I simply want to share a song that meant a lot to me when I began to confront my past and the torrent of emotions I was experiencing.
The song is “Innocence” by Seventh Day Slumber. It’s raw. It’s angry. It’s redemptive. It spoke my heart, and still does. May it be a balm to your wounded heart as well.
2 thoughts on “The nightmare and the warrior: about forgiveness”
Forgiveness is such a widely misunderstood subject but one of utmost importance. These short you you tube videos have really helped me…I hope it blesses you…I want to read more of your story when I get a chance.
http://youtu.be/QB0OhnhJe-M (10 things forgiveness is not)
http://youtu.be/stP2VDAqm2k (7 things forgiveness is)
Some of Mark Driscoll’s messages have really helped me
Agreed, and thank you for sharing those resources. As hinted at in the song, withholding forgiveness actually keeps you bound to the one who wounded you, while releasing them to God sets you is what sets them free. The song itself even speaks about forgiveness, noting that “I’ll just let God contend with you”, and that “God gave me back my innocence”. And he did!