"...forgiving one another even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32)
Unforgiveness is dead weight. Let it go.
Maybe you are afraid that if you forgive, then your offenders win.
They don't. God is not mocked.
Perhaps you fear that forgiving leaves you exposed and vulnerable. You think your hardness will protect you from being made a fool of or falling for the same offense again.
Hardness is not what you need. Hardness makes you ugly and insensitive.
Wisdom is your best defense against being fooled again, and the wisest thing you can do is forgive your offenders.
It’s really not about them and what they did to you. This business of forgiveness is between you and God. When you choose not to forgive, God has an issue with YOU. Your unforgiveness becomes a barrier in your relationship with Him, and I know you don't want that.
Forgiving the one who betrayed you, abandoned you, or hurt you is about remembering the massive forgiveness God has extended to you; as a way of loving Him back, you forgive your offenders. Yes, it's that simple. (It's not easy, but it is simple. )
So ask God to help you let it go. He will!
Forgiveness is a floaty.
Unforgiveness is a drowning dead weight. Let it go.
Leave a Comment: What have you found that makes forgiving easier? Do you need prayer about letting go of bitterness and unforgiveness?
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