2 Chronicles 16-18
Job 22
2 Corinthians 2

Greetings from Ohio! Personally, I’m really enjoying spending time with our teens. These students really do crack me up and I love that some are opening their hearts to me.

God is just so good.

For our blog post today I want to focus specifically on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11.

I don’t know about you, but forgiving my offenders is not something that comes easily to me. Actually, I have to regularly say–out loud–“in Jesus’s name I am choosing to forgive…” and fill in the blank. It can be tiresome.

But it is what Christ has called us to do. I am in awe that Paul even says “forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow” (2 Cor. 7). There is one person in particular that I always think about when I am trying to figure out the line between forgiveness and reconciliation.

Do you have someone like this in your life?

Do you have a deep hurt that you aren’t sure you can forgive let alone forgive someone to the point that you don’t want them wallowing in sorrow?

Maybe I’m exhausted. Maybe I’m emotional. But tonight, that passage is definitely going to be what I think on as I go to sleep.

Many blessings, my family.
Karissa