Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the bedrock of Christianity. It can be difficult. The Bible speaks much about forgiveness and the necessity of it to free ourselves from the “strings” that keep us bound in un-forgiveness. To truly forgive someone comes from the heart. That is not to say we are not hurt or affected by someone’s actions or that an action does not matter. When we get hurt, we get hurt, and that is reality and it does matter. But not to forgive keeps us emotionally in bondage. Recognize that when other people hurt us it is a fault of theirs, not ours. When we learn to forgive, we can truly accept the forgiveness God has given us.

Mark 11: 25, states “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses”  26 “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses”.

Remember, if we expect God or others to forgive us of our trespasses we must forgive others. By forgiving them we break free of the bondage of unforgiveness.

Colossians 3:13 “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye”

Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Prayer in this area is vital. God will help you.