People will hurt
Their hearts will burn away
All the hope and bring only pain
People will say
They’re right – even when they know
Their souls need to change,
Listen to His words, His grace
The light that reflects His way
People will smile
When, in their hearts…
They’re telling you dark lies
Secreting slanders, deception
That would never be allowed…
If they followed His directions
People will doubt
The love in your heart,
The reasons you smile,
The dreams in your soul,
The light that reflects
All the compassion you know…
Is the promise of your love
People will hurt you,
Hand you so much pain…
You feel like it can’t be absolved.
Yet, you forgive… knowing…
He is the forgiver of all
He even excused your own sin
With understanding that begins with…
The cross where He died for them,
The ones who hurt you again and again…
The ones you’ll forgive because you believe…
In a Savior who forgave you of every wrong
A Redeemer who made you God’s child,
The child who knows forgiveness decides…
To give grace when the pain is so alive inside
That nothing on earth feels quite right.
Forgiveness, my friend… is the gift that gives
Again and again… love that never ends!
King James Version
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.