10/1/2012 11:45 AM
I was on my way to church on Sunday, when I heard the song Redeemed. I had issues with my father up to the age of 24. Unforgiveness, resentment, almost to the point of hate, brokeness; all of this came to mind when I thought of my dad. When this song first came out, God was already dealing with my healing and forgiveness. I gave my relationship with my dad to God and I trusted that he would heal it. The ugliest feeling I had gotten from this broken relationship was unworthiness. I felt so unworthy, to the point that I wouldn't believe positive words from anybody else. God through this song, spoke to me the truth: that I was redeemed. Not by my actions, but by his undying, sacrificial love. Since then, I have forgiven my father and even reconciled. My father is the same man, but I put my heart in God's hands. With forgiveness, reconciliation comes as well. I used to think you can forgive somebody who is far away from you. But God wants so much more for us, and that he taught me on a personal level.
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