So today I was reading and I started thinking about why we forgive.
We don’t forgive because we have to, we forgive because we should. We forgive because Jesus forgives us! In Matthew 6:15 it says “But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Ouch! We are called to love one another, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” John 13:34.
Are we loving others if we hoard anger in our hearts toward them? No we are just letting it become bitterness.
If you get a splinter, and you just leave it in your skin, it will fester and become a huge infection. It is not just going to go away. That is what happens with unforgiveness.
It will grow and grow and grow in us to where we have so much bitterness that we feel like we will never get better. But that is far from the truth.
So we should forgive others for our own health! For our spirit! We need to forgive because Jesus for gave us.
So if someone has wronged you, don’t hold on to it. Forgive them and be set free from the pain.
I know how badly unforgiveness can hurt you. And how bitterness can not only hurt you but can hurt people around you.
So let go, forgive and don’t play the victim. Be the peace maker.
Have a great day and be encouraged.
P.S. this video is a powereful example of the healing of forgiveness…