A Call to Forgive

Key verse

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32



In the scripture above, God asks us to do something He already did. He forgave every one of us, not because we deserved it, but because of His great love for us. See, we will never deserve forgiveness outside of His grace and mercy. Jesus went to the cross to prove God’s love for us. No matter what we have done or will do, He has already forgiven us—not just for today, but forever.

He has already forgiven us—not just for today, but forever.

When we forgive—we let go of grudges. When we remove our focus from past mistakes and problems, the anger which we have allowed to fester dissolves, and we become peacemakers. The blessing of forgiveness is that we gain a better perspective of ourselves and others. In addition, we heal; we feel happier; we move forward in freedom, and we provide others the opportunity to change and grow. There is a lot more happening in forgiveness than we realize. And one thing is for sure, our heavenly Father set the example first. 

The blessing of forgiveness is that we gain a better perspective of ourselves and others.
Prayer

Father, help me forgive fully, freely, and forever so I may be free of unforgiveness in my heart. From this day forward, I choose to forgive those who have hurt or offended me.  Jesus, You promised in Your Word that Your grace is sufficient for every trial and problem that I face, so I cast all unforgiveness at your feet. Thank you for showing me grace and forgiving me of all my unforgiveness. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Ask Yourself:

 Am I harboring any unforgiveness in my heart?

    Has someone offended me?

    What is preventing me from forgiving that person?

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