Unforgiveness Binds You, Forgiveness Frees You
‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.’
– Luke 6:36
Have you ever struggled with bitterness and unforgiveness in the midst of feeling rejected, betrayed, abandoned, or hurt? Maybe you’re there right now.
Deep hurts from loved ones can feel so very raw and unresolved in a relationship that’s supposed to be full of trust and togetherness.
Choosing to forgive is hard, especially when it feels like you or someone you care for has been treated unfairly.
But the truth is, it’s godly (and biblical) for us to extend forgiveness. And when we release the offense into the hands of God, we can begin to make room for healing in our hearts.
Remember these words, Forgiveness doesn’t justify them, it frees YOU!
Forgiving someone is making the decision to choose mercy and grace over bitterness and resentment. To love God is to cooperate with His grace.
Being so very aware of your own need for grace, you must be willing to freely give it away, too.
Forgiveness doesn’t validate them, and it doesn’t justify their hurtful actions.
Giving grace helps you. It sets you free.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace and mercy. Thank you for forgiving me. Help me to forgive others too. Help me to forgive those who have hurt or offended me knowingly or unknowingly. By your grace, I will do good to those who hate me, I bless those who curse me and I pray for mercy for those who have mistreated me In Jesus Name. Amen.