‘But you offer the forgiveness that we might learn to fear you.’ Psalms 130: 4
There are three words that heal the angry soul; “I am sorry”
There are three words that remind others that they are special; “I love you”
Likewise, there are three words that can set straight every messy situation; “Please, pardon me”
Do you know that one single act of not forgiving is enough to ruin years of union with our Lord Jesus Christ?
It takes the humility to understand how much God is forever special to all of us. He first taught us how to let go. We did not learn this all alone otherwise we would have taken the credit for everything the Almighty Jehovah has done and still doing for us.
Forgiveness is vital to spiritual progression. Until a Christian can see beyond the wrongs someone did thim and start releasing the painful souvenirs associated to the act, he is not immune from demonic spirits that combine negativities such as depression, hatred and revenge.
It does not have to be hard to forgive. To let go and move on, makes life beautiful than to hold to and allow that hurts to destroy our relationship with God.
And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives
(Jude 1:22-23 NLT)
“But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.” Psalm 130:4
Forgiveness brings joy. And where there is forgiveness, there is peace. We are capable of doing wrong as result of our human nature. We are able to commit offenses that are too serious and might not let anyone forgive us BUT the bible makes it clear to us that God is not like us.
One of the reasons why people come to fear God and to respect Him is because He FORGIVES! God does not hold any grudges about what you and I have done through sinning against Him. He overlooks our wrongs and goes on to Forgive us when we acknowledge our sins.
Aren’t you grateful to be a child of God? I am so blessed to know God and I am sure you are too. God forgives no matter the level of your sins. He forgives because He loves you and do not want you to live in guilt, in shame or anguish over your sinful acts.
Do not condemn yourself to a corner and think that God will never forgive all your wrongful acts. You are not the one to decide for Him, to know what He thinks about you. He is God and He is love and for His love, He wholly forgives without holding back.
I implore you not to hold on today but to come to God and ask Him to forgive you. He will surely forgive you.
“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.” Acts 13:38 (NIV).
You don’t have to doubt anymore about where comes your redemption because as you have read in this verse above, your forgiveness and mine is from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Without Jesus Christ coming to save you and I, I bet we would have been lost long ago. Christ came, forgave us and took away all our sins without Him asking us to Him back.
What a priceless love! Thank God for our Lord Jesus Christ, and for giving us the gospel of peace.
Praise the name of the Lord!
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” Colossians 3:13
I would like you to understand that the way it is easy to get angry with someone, so also it is easy to forgive. Many of us have reached the stage where nothing can get on our nerves and we do forgive, irrespective of whatever anyone did to us, but there are some who seem not to forget and forgive no matter what.
As Christians, we don’t have the right to hold grudges against anyone. In fact, Christ does not authorise us to keep malice and then not forgive. No matter what someone did to us, or will do, we must forgive. This is Christ commandment!
The nature of God is to forgive, to let go and that is it, and we must obey God’s instructions.
Have you ever paused and asked yourself this; if God hasn’t forgiven us all of our sins, I bet we would have really messed up big time. You can imagine how many offenses we did against God and He forgives our iniquities.
So do not hold any grudges but please forgive, forgive, forgive and let go.
“David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men.” 1 Chronicles 21:13 NIV
It is so easy for any of us to commit a crime. And it all depends on what level is our offenses. I mean it is normal. We are human and this is sure to come.
We are not immortal, nor are we perfect. It is the grace of God that makes us all perfect, and without this grace upon our lives, we no doubt are prone to evil acts.
The bible says the heart of man is desperate, corrupt and evil, who can understand it.
I thank God for the precious gift of salvation, for the immeasurable love and the mercy He gives us. Without these and many more from Him, we are absolutely nothing.
This is why when we commit any crime, and we go to God, asking Him for forgiveness, He is forever ready and will forgive us, But what about men? Have you been able to see any man who will wholly forgive and forget, forever?
No! God is the only one whom we can offend, and He will forgive us, entirely. When you offend your fellow human, maybe your friend, your spouse, your children, or anyone, this person will never fully forgive you, because later on, this person will still come to remind you of what you did to him or her previously.
God does not remind us of our wrongdoings. Once He forgives us, then it’s over. He no longer remembers what we did. He no longer has the record of our offenses.
But can a fellow man be like God? Impossible! Thank God for God! Thank God for His supremacy, without which we would have been in trouble. I give thanks to the almighty Father, the creator of heavens and earths, the I AM THAT I AM, the ONE who is and who is to come, the Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Shammah, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Elohim, Jehovah Adoniah, unto Him be all glory forever and ever, amen.
Pray at all times not to fall into the hands of men, because the consequences are grave. Men will be men, and you have to be very careful not to fall into their hands. Instead, pray to fall into the hands of God, because if you do, He will raise you up, forgive you, and remould you into a better image.