Daily Delight

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Forgiveness: the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.

As easy as it is to say the word, it is an act that is hard to do. It is quite easy for me to forgive and forget, but when it comes to forgiving someone I truly love and care about or someone I felt was a faithful friend to me, it becomes much harder to forgive. Honestly, there shouldn't be a difference between the two. Whether or not we know the person, we should forgive all the same. These are not my words. These are words spoken from the mouth of Jesus.

In Matthew 6:14-15 Jesus says, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

I don't know about you, but I certainly want my Father to forgive my trespasses! Especially being in this sometimes-hard-to-tame human flesh. We must discipline ourselves in asking God for forgiveness continuously. 

Imagine if God had the same attitude some of us do right now: grudge holding, vengeful, and unforgiving. Let me tell you, if this were the case, heaven would be one empty paradise! But our God is so gentle, so loving, and so grace-filled that He forgives us even before our wrongdoings.

The great thing about forgiveness is that it brings us closer to God rather then pulling us away. Refusing to forgive robs us from the plans God has for us to live in peace (Hebrew 12:14-15). Forgiveness is not so the person who did the hurting can feel good, but for the one's doing the forgiving so that they can be healed and live in freedom and in peace. When you forgive, you are freed from anger, resentment, and hatred. Ladies, learning how to forgive is taking steps towards a happier life. Where there is forgiveness, there is love. When you forgive someone, you are show them a sign of freedom and mercy- just as our Heavenly Father shows us.

Today, I urge you to read Matthew 6:14-15Matthew 18:21-35Hebrews 12:14-15, and Proverbs 10:12

Ask God to examine your hearts and reveal to you any refusal toward forgiveness that may have hiding away.

About the Author

Carol Guzman, or Rosette, as she likes to be referred as, is a 25 year old Brooklyn resident with a passion for writing. Influenced at a young age, she mainly liked writing short story's and personal poems but she never found complete satisfaction after writing until she encountered Jesus Christ. Writing about Jesus, and the word of God increased her desire to seek God more and has kept her faith strong in troubling times. Her goal is to spread the Gospel and the love of Christ through every word that is written. Check Carol out at redeemedbyhisgrace7.blogspot.com and on her new blog pageinspireforchrist.wordpress.com


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