Oh, I can forgive, but I will need time,
To work all my pain and my feelings through.
Oh, I can forgive, but get out of my life,
You won't be restored; I've lost trust in you.
Oh, I can forgive, but first you must prove
Yourself to me in all that you do!
Oh, I can forgive, but I’ll always warn others
To be very cautious in dealing with you.
Oh, I can forgive; it just won't be the same as before!
What if God had said those words to me and to you?
Forgiveness in love God did not just say,
Forgiveness and grace He has shown me and you.
God gives us even much more than that,
He warmly welcomes, forgives, and restores!
Again and again He shows mercy to all
And He makes things better than ever before.
Forgiveness is something we must not just say,
Forgiving is something we're told we must DO!
To humble one's self is not death, but life!
Forgiveness shows others that Christ lives in you.
Let the Spirit of God soften your heart,
And risk loving again, set your heart free!
What Satan has severed can be made whole!
At the foot of the Cross is the Victory!