A song for Sunday: I Forgive You.

Forgiveness is something I struggle with. It’s easy for me to trust people I love. I willingly give them second or third or fourth chances. But people I don’t love — those I expect to hurt me again — it is incredibly difficult for me to trust them and even harder to forgive.

For the past couple months I’ve grown fond of Christian hip hop. I know you’re about to tune out because I mentioned Christian rap, but stick with me. Christian rap artists have some of the coolest redemption stories of anyone I’ve ever heard. This’l is an ex-hustler from the hood. In non-street terms that means he used to sell drugs in the ghetto. Because of his story, he knows redemption and salvation differently than I can coming from my safe life in my safe town. It shows in his music.

This song, ‘I Forgive You,’ was written to one of the boys from his block who killed his cousin. He talks about going to court and expecting to be mad, to want him to die, but when he looked at this man, he saw past the sin and saw God’s grace. And then the line that gets me every time, “I don’t want you to die. I want you to live. I want you to fly.” I want you to fly. This’l goes beyond forgiveness and prays for success — prays for life — for this man who hurt him.

I don’t know how to forgive the people who have hurt me and betrayed my trust, and I don’t know how to pray for life for them. But this is my prayer: that God would soften my heart toward those whom I deem undeserving and teach me how to forgive them.

I Forgive You, by This’l

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4 thoughts on “A song for Sunday: I Forgive You.

  1. Learning to forgive, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things in this life we have.

    “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6.14-15

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  2. Wow thanks so much for sharing. I was just trying to look up a good Christian rap song about forgiveness and almost didn’t click on this link but that song is powerful. And by the way, I’m in LOVE with Christian rap, so when you said that I you didn’t lose me, I started to pay more attention! Haha

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    • GOD BLESS HIM !!!!!

      IT TAKES COURAGE AND THE GRACE OF GOD TO FORGIVE. I CAME ACROSS THIS SONG I WAS LOOKING FOR A SONG OF FORGIVENESS FOR A TALK THAT I AM GIVE ON FORGIVENESS, AND I TOO FORGIVE THE MAN THAT TOOK MY SON’S LIFE AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 19, SO I APPLAUD YOU FOR A GREAT JOB NOT ONLY ON FORGIVENESS BUT ALSO FOR CHANGING YOUR LIFE AND BEING A DISCIPLE OF GOD.

      PEACE AND GOD BLESS

      EVA

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