Road to Freedom

Part 6

February 18, 2023
Rev. Paul Alf

Repairing Relationships

Road to Freedom | Part 6

Road to R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y.

R - Realizing I’m not God

E - Earnestly believe that God Exists  

C – Consciously Choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

O – Openly Examine and Confess my faults to myself, to God, and to Someone else.

V – Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in  my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

E – Evaluate all my hardships, offer forgiveness to those who’ve hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others  

Ephesians 4:31–32 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger … along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Forgive those who’ve hurt me


Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Job 21:23-25 “Some men stay healthy till the day they die … others have no happiness at all; they live and die with bitter hearts.”

Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”


Matt 18:21-22 Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace

Make amends to those I’ve hurt


Hebrews 12:15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.


Proverbs 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Job 11:13–16 (GNB) “Put your heart right, reach out to God … then face the world again, firm and courageous. Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more.” 

3 steps to refocusing your life: