Tolu was stunned by Femi’s arrogant response. You must really love me? Was he mad? Couldn’t he see how much she hated him?!
And that’s when Tolu realised the problem. She hated him. She didn’t love him as a Christian ought to love her neighbour…or even her enemy. She didn’t care about his salvation. She hadn’t released him with forgiveness, and her bitterness at his betrayal was eating her up.
She began to cry to God. She got down on her knees and prayed.
“Lord, please help me! Please deliver me from this rage I feel inside towards Femi. Help me to forgive him, and to love him as I should. Help me to see him through Your eyes, as someone who needs Your love and grace, and help me to be a vessel through which You can love him.
“Lord, I love Danny. I really want things to work out with him. I want to be happy. I want to be free from the past and be happy. Please show me what I must do, and give me the grace to do it.”
Release him from judgement. Stop blaming him for your unhappiness…