Lord I Struggle with Forgiveness - 16th March

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Robyn
8 months ago

Thankyou Bruce for this series.. Todays about forgiveness was very relevant & poignant.. Thankyou you are helping so many people break away the chains that are holding people back from God .. Bless you 🙏

Carmel Culpeper
8 months ago

Bruce was a fabulous devotional today! I thank you. I have been struggling with how to forgive certain people. As you say for our own freedom we have to forgive, you have given me the strength and process to do this.
God is good🙏🏼

Christine Taylor
8 months ago

Some really good guidance points, to read the signposts to get where going.

Pauline Power
8 months ago

A wonderful decoration all today. Thank you Bruce

Maria
8 months ago

“When WE give forgiveness, WE experience freedom. When WE retain giving our forgiveness, WE are the ones who are injured.”
Such powerful words to live by.

Victoria J
8 months ago

Well in am certainly on a journey with forgiveness this Lent . Thank you Bruce.

Valerie Lack
8 months ago

Forgiving others is easier than forgiving oneself

Thelma
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce.

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Reply to  Thelma
8 months ago

Dear Thelma, I have on my heart to tell you God is pleased with you, His love is abounding and to lean into Him. Gods blessings and love Rosemary

Brenda L'Etang
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce for your daily devotionals today’s so resonated with me

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Reply to  Brenda L'Etang
8 months ago

So glad God is with you on this journey. Its always about LOVE and our freedom and choice to love. Gods blessings Rosemary

Rae
8 months ago

Thank you for your true explanation of forgiveness this was meant for me today so well timing. God Bless you and give you the strength and enthusiasm to continue each day

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Reply to  Rae
8 months ago

Thank you for your encouraging words. Gods blessings to you Rosemary

Jenni
8 months ago

Good morning Bruce
Thank you
So many words i needed to hear
don’t have to re-instate (unfortunately a mom)
I did not know for 42 if i forgive but do not want contact if it was really forgiving

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Reply to  Jenni
8 months ago

Dear Jenni, yes when it is a family member it is extra difficult. Just know that God is with you on this journey and keep trying to love the family member and pray for them. God can change people hearts. He did ours.Love to you Rosemary(Bruces wife)

Mary Y. Bimrose
8 months ago

my donation..loving the talks

deanna Francke
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce very good & much needed advice on forgiveness.
I pray that God will bless you, Rosemary & the team abundantly.💟✝🙏

Vivienne
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce for your words of Wisdom today on forgiveness. God Bless your Ministry.

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Reply to  Vivienne
8 months ago

Thank you for your support of this Ministry, much love and Gods blessings Rosemary

Elizabeth Mallett
8 months ago

Thank you for the wonderful talk on Forgiveness. It was just what I needed. For many reasons. The feeling of freedom is coming soon. I can almost hear God telling me, he is Blessing me. God Bless.

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Reply to  Elizabeth Mallett
8 months ago

yes the freedom will come and blessings will flow from forgiveness. Much love and joy to you Rosemary

Ursel
8 months ago

Thanks

Janis Wharton
8 months ago

Forgiveness is such a struggle for me, currently off work due to someone’s negative attitude to me! Heavenly Father please help forgiveness, please include me in your prayers Bruce. Thanks for all the work that you do🙏🏿

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Reply to  Janis Wharton
8 months ago

Forgiveness is a struggle for everyone! We are all on the journey towards what God asks of us. Ask God for the Grace and courage to forgive and let Him free you. Praying for the person who treats you badly at work. Gods blessings to you Rosemary

Sonia
8 months ago

Thank you again for a transformational word this morning. Loving my first ever Lent journey

Sandie
Reply to  Sonia
8 months ago

Journal dear one!!! There is so much more to come!!!

Judy Brown
8 months ago

Excellent on forgiveness today. Thank you so much!

Kathleen
8 months ago

These talks are so good Bruce. I’m so glad I decided to listen to them. Thank you.

Kathy
8 months ago

Thank for helping me to understand forgiveness and knowing how to give forgiveness amen!

Kristy
8 months ago

This was just what I needed to hear at the right time! Thank you. I hav been struggling with resentment and hurt. You message help me shift to forgive for freedom in Christ Jesus!

Heidi Reed
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce for todays devotional. Forgiveness has been the topic of many groups I interact with, in the past week. Your prayers this morning help me have a clearer understanding of the way I can move forward with this journey. I thank you. 🙏

Cheryl
8 months ago

Does one have to forgive someone in person or an I do it just in my heart?

Sandie
Reply to  Cheryl
8 months ago

Pray about that one!!! 🙏

Lisa
8 months ago

Thank you for this devotional and for the series. God bless.

Deb
8 months ago

Your talks have greatly impacted me during my Lenten journey. How do I deal with forgiveness if the individual is deceased? God bless you for your guidance.

Valerie
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce for this very important message about forgiveness!!! Forgiveness can be very difficult, I agree Bruce!!! Thank you for the insights as well as those three important tasks that are very helpful!!! I will be seeing this message again and take seriously these helpful tasks!!! I’d also like to share, that suppressing the wounds, as if the hurt never happened, putting it all behind I found, does not eliminate but actually festers and can cause trouble in our minds, our hearts as well as our bodies. Neither is taking revenge, getting even, taking anger out on others who… Read more »

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Teneal
8 months ago

I was going through something this week where someone hurt me and I just felt so much anger even when not talking to them anymore I couldn’t help but sit and dwell over the situation and like you mentioned relinquish. I would want to get them back so badly but the three things you have mentioned afterwards made me feel more better. You are right. Forgiveness does not mean reunion, reinstatement and forgetting but in order for me to not carry the weight and be free, I need to forgive. Thank you 🙏🏽

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Patti Grandolfo
8 months ago

I think forgiveness is what I struggle with the most. It’s a few family members that I struggle forgiving, and what makes me sad is they are people that I had relationships with growing up, they’ve hurt people close to me and myself. I believe I have forgiven them, I have a relationship with them, but not like it was, trust seems to be my issue. But I will continue on this journey of forgiveness and it is a journey. Thank you Lord God, and your wonderful ministry for your love and guidance.

Regina
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce – I have been having issues forgiving someone. I keep saying I forgive them, but in my heart I haven’t. I want to forgive them, but they just keep being mean, but I know I have to forgive them. Thank you for letting me know this is a journey.

Melanie
8 months ago

The power of prayer is healing. Thank you.

Vicky Sullivan
8 months ago

Thank you for today’s message, I needed to hear this and understand forgiveness

Susan breiding
8 months ago

Thank you. Two takeaways today. Permission to fully forgive for me alone. And The need to turn my self hurts into strength and add my voice to theukraine sisters and brothers with prayer more than i have. Ukraine seemed completely hopeless to me until just now. Bonus is for the first time i feel my terrible sin is forgiven so who am i to withhold..

Laura
8 months ago

Bruce Last year I discovered these devotionals as Lent was beginning and it was TRANSFORMATIVE! I had been struggling with an incredible hurt for a few years and had not been able to let go of that hurt and FORGIVE those who had wronged me. That hurt and anger had festered inside me. Through these devotionals I found the courage to seek healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I spoke openly with a Priest who has deeply touched my life and I came away with a huge weight lifted and filled with Gods grace. I reflected on the FABRIC… as… Read more »

Cynthia
8 months ago

Appreciate the thoughts on Ukraine and it’s citizens…prayers for all.🌷

Dick Kreinbrink
8 months ago

Great Message. Thank You Bruce

Sandie
Reply to  Dick Kreinbrink
8 months ago

Yes it was…directly from Gods heart through Bruce to all who have ears to hear!!! What glory this ministry brings to Him!!!

Sherri
8 months ago

Thank you for clarifying forgiveness does not mean forgetting it’s like the light has gone on for me & I have a better understanding of forgiveness. Thank you for helping me move forward in my forgiveness journey.

irene de villiers
8 months ago

16/3/22 Thank you for todays talk, I found it very touching.

Brenda Humphrey
8 months ago

Is the NRSV bible the Catholic version that you read scription from daily?

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Reply to  Brenda Humphrey
8 months ago

Hi Brenda, yes I use the NRSVCE version.

God bless

Bruce

Brenda Humphrey
Reply to  Bruce Downes
8 months ago

Thank you – it is so easy to understand. I’m going to order one today.

Jamestina BOC-Ifeobu
8 months ago

Thank you Lord for everything and am glad am here to listen to your words. Thank you Bruce for teaching us God’s words and what he expected us to do during this lent and forever

Marci Valente
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce for praying with us for Ukraine and for teaching us about forgiveness. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Amen

Sandie
Reply to  Marci Valente
8 months ago

Yes!!! Let it begin again with all of us!! 🙏♥️👍. May it spread like a wild fire and burn up anything in us that is not pleasing to Him!!! Go Bruce and Rosemary…and the entire team! Rejoice in all your endeavors to serve Him and make people more aware of His Great and endless Love!!!

Michelle
8 months ago

Thank you so much for today’s lesson on forgiveness. I prayed over each sibling and my dad over all the hurts in actions and words they have said against me . For each person, I prayed in the “Holy Now”. God was with me in my prayers so I know and feel it is done, it is complete! Sela!
I also prayed forgiveness over myself. I am now free! The chains are broken! Amen!

Sandie
8 months ago

You nailed it! Knew you would! You truly are setting the captives free! I join your heartfelt prayers for this crisis and Jesus….We Trust in You!! This too shall pass!

Wendy
8 months ago

Thank you for your wisdom. I needed this reinforcement of forgiveness. Your words are so helpful.

DiAnn
8 months ago

Thank you, this lesson is one I need to listen over and over too. I have un-forgivenness for my mother in law, who is a diagnosed narcissist and as such has created damage in her family to a multi generational degree. The lesson to go in the direction that God is calling me too, to forgive touch my heart. Truly, the family suffers by not forgiving, as we are the ones with empathy, and pain in the situation. The narcissist has none, by nature. 95 years old and still inflicting pain, Forgiveness is a must for me, as I am… Read more »

Pauline
8 months ago

Thank You Bruce for an amazing devotional today!

Deb
8 months ago

Very interesting. Clearly God’s forgiving us is based on our forgiving others. With God’s forgiveness, however, there is a reunion, because we are reinstated to right standing due to God’s forgetting our sin.
Is there a different standard then for human forgiveness vs. God’s forgiveness?
Thank You!

Daphne Momple
8 months ago

Hallo Bruce
I am from Cape Town in South Africa.
I am enjoying each of your sessions..they are so to the point..and just long enuf to fully understand the topic .
After these sessions could you start another please ?

Lou
8 months ago

Forgiveness of others is the gift of peace that we give ourselves.

Lucy Kimani
8 months ago

Thank you Bruce for your inspiration teaching & encouraging Word of God. Blessed Wednesday