Cat's July Inspiration

Written By Catherine Hickland - July 10 2012


November 20 2012

There is one particular peorsn I really struggle to forgive. Every time I have to be around this peorsn I am stressed and tense and prone to slip into ugly talk and thinking. I just keep trying to release this to God and pray for His healing. Slowly over the last several years I’ve felt change and some healing, but it is slow. I continue releasing it to God and seeking His help. Then I grab it back and start over, but I am making progress and letting go of bitterness for longer periods of time. I continue to bring it to the altar.

July 26 2012

Cat, you are a very compassionate woman who seems to be helping many of us, I only wish I had found you sooner, but I am now a follower and believer, thanks for all your inspiration and good deeds.

marsha riley-cash
July 11 2012

Your word uplift me and give me hope…….thank you

July 11 2012

Cat, I love all your inspirations. This one though, was one that really hit home for me at this time in my life. I need to let go and forgive 2 certain people that hurt me so deeply. It’s a struggle I admit. But if God can forgive me then I should be able to forgive others too.
Thank you for your words of hope. You are such a blessing!

July 11 2012

Dear Cat: Thank you for your beautiful words. Letting go and forgiving is a tough lesson for us to learn. Thankfully it is a lesson that God has demonstrated in his love for us over and over again. Your description of forgiving those that have hurt you and also forgiving yourself is a wonderful example. You are in my prayers to have continued strength to live a life of love and having the strength and eloquence to share your learnings with all of us. Please also pray for me to be forgiven by someone who is angry with me. God Bless You

Dee Williams
July 11 2012

Forgiveness of another’s transgressions is very difficult. When I’m struggling with the concept, I think of forgiveness like this: Forgiveness is giving up on the hope that the past could be any different. That makes it easier for me to truly let it go, because it is in the past and there isn’t one thing that can be done to change what happened. By harboring negative feelings inside, the only one being hurt by them is ME and it makes no sense to keep those feelings inside. Like I said, not easy to do but this concept has helped me in the past. Thanks for all you do, Cat!

July 11 2012

Someone once said that when you FOR-give, you are giving ahead of time. You are giving your grace to someone ahead of time to allow for all shortcomings to not come against you or the other person. Forgiveness is just as you said – it’s for everyone and it’s a PRE giving to someone else. I love your words for July because they really do show that when you forgive, it’s for everyone involved. It gives away the feelings of discontent and allows for love to flow through. God bless you for sharing this.

Joyce Gennette
July 11 2012

Every day I read my Daily Word and have been doing so for 16 years now. Cat your inspitration reminds me so much of the same and I bless you for sharing. My motto from word is Let go and Let God and I do this everytime I feel challenged. I have met two major challenges in my life and I am still here and intend to be for a very long time thanks for all the words of inspiration I have received. Thank you.

July 11 2012

Love your words! Beautiful

Debbi Amato-Giaramita
July 10 2012

This was the perfect timing for me. Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony. I am a Pastoral Counselor and (and former model :)) and my mind does not shut off. I too need to forgive and be a grace giver to those who have hurt me.
God bless you! You are an inspiration and complete JOY!
Debbi <3

Tammy Kreiss
July 10 2012

Maybe it’s too soon, as I am nowhere near being able to forgive my ex for all the damage he caused physically and mentally over 9yrs prep for our marriage that was never going to happen with us.

July 10 2012

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. <3

cindy wright
July 10 2012

Cat, that was lovely! It says in the bible that we should pray for people with whom we are angry, have hurt us in some way, etc. At first I found this difficult, but became easier when you turn everything over to God and his care. Thank you for posting this.

July 10 2012

Easy to say and very hard to do. Tried so many times and it’s a constant struggle.

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