Being able to really & truly forgive is something we all have to do as followers of Christ. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you allow certain negative behavior to continue or even excuse it, it just means you do not hold grudge or bitterness against that person & have let the Lord heal your heart. Forgiveness means wishing that person to be saved & well for them. It means you are extending the same UNDESERVED mercy & grace that the Lord has granted you.
Not being able to forgive is not Godly, it is a carnal behavior. It comes from a desire of the flesh to want to hold a grudge & create our own justice instead of relying on God & truly believing that He will make justice for us. It’s lack of understanding & believing in His promises. This can happen to any of us. Some time ago the Holy Spirit brought to my attention that I needed to be a more forgiving person. I asked the Lord to make me this way. To please help me to forgive. And He has! Glory to God!!!
As Christians we need to have a heart that forgives. 🥺❤🙏🏻 I was very used to living with a carnal mentality, that if you wrong me, I will hold a grudge. Not to take revenge but to just, hold bitterness in my heart. But that’s not Godly or healthy & it’s very harmful for our spirit & relationships, & our relationship with the Lord as this grieves the Holy Spirit in us. 😔 God knows our heart. He knows the deepest parts. Thank the Lord He has such mercy on us. 🥺❤🙏🏻
We must take care not to allow bitter roots to grow & defile us. We must repent of this. Let us be people who forgive others quickly & not give the devil a foothold. 🥺❤🙏🏻
At times it may be harder than others, but when we ask God to help us forgive, He will do it. Believe in God’s promises, He will do justice for you. Do not try to hold a grudge in your heart. This only harms you & the most precious thing, your relationship with the Lord. We simply must forgive, not doing so is sin, disobedience to God. ❤🥺🙏🏻
♡ Matthew 18:32-35 ♡ Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
♡ 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.
♡ Colossians 3:13 ♡ Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
♡ Luke 6:27 ♡ “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
♡ Ephesians 4:32 ♡ Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
♡ Exodus 14:14 ♡ The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”