Are you experiencing the freedom of forgiveness today?
It seems like when we forgive we are letting our offender off the hook! How fair is that? They’re set free to go on with their happy little lives, while we are still recovering from the pain they caused! It just doesn’t seem right!
But God teaches us in His Word to be slow to anger and quick to forgive, just like Jesus.
When we forgive we release ourselves from the bondage of bitterness, and allow God to do His redeeming work in us and our offender. We don’t get to be judge and jury, which is probably best anyway. That is God’s place. He is a just God, and is faithful in setting things to right in His way and in His timing.
God paid for our sins by the blood of his son Jesus. Every one of us. Including our offender. Unforgiveness is like poison to the soul. It will eat away at us and keep us in the problem. When we forgive, we set ourselves free to move on and move past! Is there someone in your life today that you still need to forgive?
Do it! Let God deal with it, and move ahead in the freedom of forgiveness!