Devotional: An Attitude Of Forgiveness
Christian Devotion about Forgiveness
"...For if you forgive people their trespasses [their
reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting
them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly
Father will also forgive you. But if you do not
forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and
willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and
giving up resentment], neither will your Father
forgive you your trespasses..." - Matthew 6:13-14 (AMPC)
Sometimes this is really hard to do—especially if
we have been through trauma at the hands of another
person. We can feel quite justified harbouring unforgiveness, but it only leads to bitterness.
Unforgiveness becomes a lifestyle, a learned
attitude. We may find it a lot harder to forgive
any offence that happens in our lives.
We need to take on an attitude of forgiveness. It is the first step in being healed ourselves. If we saw people through God's eyes, we would see a mirror
of ourselves, as we all have sinned. We all have
hurt someone at some time in our lifetime.
Remember: 'hurting' people, 'hurt' people. So, if you're
hurting right now because of some offence, will you
give it up to God and ask God to help you forgive
Bitterness can take a hold
But forgiving others frees our souls.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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