Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
We don’t realize what we hold onto when we have odd against someone in our hearts. Sometimes the only thing that is holding us back from our destiny in Christ is unforgiveness.
We won’t pretend like it’s an easy thing to do. We think some people don’t deserve to be forgiven because they hurt us so badly…
Did you deserve to be forgiven? We don’t have to live in guilt or shame, because we’ve been forgiven by Him.
It’s not fair for you to be living in this bondage based on how another person has wronged or disappointed you. You deserve to be set free. You deserve to be happy and to go further in your relationship with Christ. God wants that for you. Do you want that for yourself?
Sometimes we like to live with unforgivness and bitterness. It fuels us and gives us an excuse for our behavior. You have to make the choice to release it from your life.
How do we forgive? It’s a nice thought, but for some it seems unattainable. It’s not natural for us to forgive, so we need a supernatural power to overcome it. You need the power of the Cross.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
When you are weak, He is strong!
Forgiveness changes lives. It changed your life, when Christ forgave you. It’ll set you free, when you choose to forgive others.