So this week has been crazy! So many changes in my life have taken place.
One thing that has happened is I started restoring my relationship with my aunt! The reason this is big is because, for a long time, we didn’t talk. She had hurt me and my family pretty badly. Like she had stolen from us and lied to us, and just really didn’t live the best life. It grieved me
because we used to be super close. We had so many sleepovers.
But recently her son had a birthday party, and for the first time in six and a half years the WHOLE family got together!
It was amazing!
We talked and laughed and it was an amazing time! It was like God turned back time and we were family again.
Since this happened, God has really helped me to forgive her and we have had a really good talk.
I have had to learn a lot about forgiveness.
Forgiveness is very hard for me! I have struggled with this my whole life. But the bible says that we should forgive as Christ forgave us.
In Matthew it says if you forgive others who have sinned against you, you will then be forgiven. To me that’s a pretty serious charge. If you can’t forgive, it will hinder your blessings.
I know, I know; it’s hard! But if you don’t you are hurting only yourself. And, the people whose life you are going to touch need you to not be hindered!
So forgive the people who have hurt you. It just might lead to a restored relationship.
Remember friends, God loves you and so do I!
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Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.