What is there you need to forgive Jesus for?
You probably are thinking I have gone crazy and I may have, but the truth is that all of us have things that we need to forgive Jesus for. Let me explain this. We all go through struggles and tribulations and it is at those times that we have turned our back on Jesus or blamed him for allowing these things to happen to us. At these points of time we have resented Jesus for forsaking us.
In order to have an intimate and quality relationship with him we have to get past this resentment that we have toward him. As long as we resent him for something we cannot grow close to him.
If someone in your life has disappointed you when you were counting on them then you tend to resent them and as long as you hold onto this resentment you cannot have closeness with this person. You need to forgive them, even if it was you who gave up on them when you thought they disappointed you.
In many cases we point blame at those in our lives that we feel should have helped us avoid stumbling and falling. The truth is this person most likely tried to warn you, but you wouldn’t listen and when you suffered from the very thing they were warning you about you blamed them.
We do this naturally and do it from the time we are born. Have you ever warned your child not to do something only to watch them do what you warned them about? Chances are they end up getting hurt from that situation and then come crying to you? "Mommy, I got a boo boo." What they are saying is I hurt myself why didn’t you prevent me from doing that?”
You know what I’m talking about!
If you look at me closely you can see a scar on the top of my head. This scar is from doing what my mom told me not to do and then crying, blaming her for letting it happen. I was four years old and my mother and I were at a neighbor’s house. My mother and the neighbor were in the back yard sitting at a picnic table when I was riding a tricycle.
You remember those little red metal tricycles we had as kids? Well this was one of those and I was riding around the yard like I was evil kenevil. I knew no fear!
The driveway had a parking area at the top of a steep hill and along the hill was a brick wall. My mother warned me to stay away from the hill, that if I rode on that hill that I WOULD GET HURT! Well, you can already imagine what happened next, my mom turned her attention from me for just a moment and that is when I took the opportunity to do what I had been warned not to do.
42 years later I still have the evidence of the consequences of my actions, actions that my mom had warned me about. I ended up with seven stitches and as you can already guess I screamed like a maniac. I can’t remember the details, but I am sure that in my screaming I was blaming my mom for not warning me. In a four year old sort of way I blamed her and resented her for letting me get hurt.
We all do this in our lives. We blame those that love us for not protecting us when we do what they warned us not to do. As long as we hold resentment for this person we cannot put all of our trust in them. This resentment prevents us from getting as close to this person as we could. Resentment needs to be taken out of the picture!
We must forgive those that we feel let us down before we can have confidence in them protecting us and being there for us. Our relationship with Jesus is the same way. We must forgive him for the resentment that we have toward him.
Jesus does not need us to forgive him! We need for us to forgive him! We must forgive him for the situation that we feel he let us get hurt in. we must remove the resentment that we have for him for allowing us to get hurt in that situation. When we forgive him for this situation we overcome the very thing that we resent him for. When we forgive him for this situation then we are free to improve our relationship with him.
If you are feeling like you are not as close to Jesus as you would like to be and you are wondering why there is something getting in the way of your being intimate with Jesus then you need to take a personal inventory and see what you are holding resentment against Jesus for. You must forgive him for this thing ! Most likely it is something that he warned you about, something that he tried to protect you from, but you would not listen.
Now, don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying that the only time we hold resentment towards Jesus is when we got hurt for something that he warned us not to do. Often we hold resentment toward him for the loss of a loved one. When we lose someone in our lives we tend to blame God and be angry with him, particularly if this person was a child, or our parent.
God does not remove this person from our lives in order to punish us for something we have done, or to hurt us for forsaking him. The bible tells us that God’s love is unconditional. Jesus is God incarnate and therefore it is him that we are holding resentment towards when we turn from God. The only way we can overcome this situation is to forgive Jesus.
Jesus desires for you to be close to him. Jesus does not want you to have resentment toward him for something that happened in your life or for the loss of a loved one. Forgive him for whatever it is you are holding resentment for and allow your relationship with him to grow beyond this situation. He loves you unconditionally and desires for you to do the same in return.
So I say again, FORGIVE JESUS FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN BLAMING HIM FOR!