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Last week, I talked about my struggle to forgive (for those that are slacking or just now tuning in, you can read about that here). No, I didn’t have some epiphany where I decided to let go of all my grudges and move on. That would be a miracle. Instead, while listening to K-love (which is the how I make it through the workday), I heard this wonderful song about forgiveness and the freedom that comes with it. And I’m sad to say that it didn’t come strike me in the head with a new outlook..but it gave me a hope that I can one day achieve that freedom.

Thank you Chris August for pouring out your heart in your songs and sharing this uplifting story with the world.

7×70 by: Chris August

I’ve been living in this house here
Since the day that I was born
These walls have seen me happy
But most of all they’ve seen me torn
They’ve heard the screaming matches
That made a family fall apart
They’ve had a front row seat
To the breaking of my heart

7 times 70 times
I’ll do what it takes to make it right
I thought the pain was here to stay
But forgiveness made a way
7 times 70 times
There’s healing in the air tonight
I’m reaching up to pull it down
Gonna wrap it all around

I remember running down the hallway
Playing hide-and-seek
I didn’t know that I was searching
For someone to notice me
I felt alone and undiscovered
And old enough to understand
Just when I’m s’posed to be learning to love you
Let me doubt again

7 times 70 times
I’ll do what it takes to make it right
I thought the pain was here to stay
But forgiveness made a way
7 times 70 times
There’s healing in the air tonight
I’m reaching up to pull it down
Gonna wrap it all around

I lost count of the ways you let me down
But no matter how many times you weren’t around
I’m all right now

God picked up my heart and helped me through
And shined a light on the one thing left to do
And that’s forgive you
I forgive you

7 times 70 times
If that’s the cost I’ll pay the price
7 times 70 times
I’ll do what it takes to make it right
I thought the pain was here to stay
But forgiveness made a way

7 times 70 times
There’s healing in this house tonight
I’m reaching up to pull it down
Gonna wrap it all around
Yeah
I’m gonna wrap it all around

I’ve been living in this house here
Since the day that I was born


To hear this beautiful song and to see the music video, click here.

What hope we have in pursuing the freedom of forgiveness. It may not happen overnight, but it is possible. Thankfully by God’s grace we have been forgiven and saved. We’re so blessed that God doesn’t hold the grudges that we hold against other people. What joy that brings to my heart!

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