Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matthew 18: 21-22 NIV
FORGIVENESS isn’t for the other person it’s for you! It’s to set you free from the bondage of hate, anger, bitterness, and resentment.
When you forgive you display to others that you are His disciple. When you forgive it shows maturity, it displays that you bear the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, goodness….
Forgiveness comes naturally when you remain in the presence of Our Lord and Savior. Because that is His will for our life. To walk in forgiveness. To walk in freedom. To be set free from our past.
I know for me the hardest people to forgive where my abusers. And then it was hard to forgive myself for the pain I also caused to others while in pain from my past hurts. There is nothing big enough that God can’t help you heal from. I know because my life is a living proof of that. He can help you forgive even the deepest hurts. Nothing to big for our God.
Will you let go of that past hurt, the pain that was done to you? Will you set the person free? Most importantly Will you set yourself free?
He wants you to live an abundant life. Live set free. Pray for the willingness to forgive. Ask and you shall receive.
Let go, He wants to do a new thing in your life. Forgive and get ready to live an abundant life!