As you go through life, people will offend you through their words, actions and inactions. Forgiveness is a gift you will have to give at some point in your dealings with others. Failure to do so will open you up to further harm.
Matthew 6: 14-15 | “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
The above scripture sobers me up whenever I read it. Here, Jesus reveals the Father’s practice. This means unforgiveness will hinder you, because your own sins won’t be forgiven. But if you extend mercy to others when they offend you, you will enjoy God’s mercy.
Receive help from the Holy Spirit today to let go of past hurts. May your heart be cleansed from every lingering bitterness. Receive healing and wholeness in Jesus’ name.