Raw Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” Matthew 6:14, NIV.

For most people when we hear the words “forgive them” our skin begins to crawl. It has to be thee most difficult thing to do when you have been hurt and emotionally scarred. And I’m not talking about forgiving them with empty words, I’m talking about forgiving them wholeheartedly to the point where you are compelled to earnestly pray for them frequently. It’s all the more difficult to do when you have to face them often.

But the Lord has commanded us to follow His footsteps in everything, including forgiveness. We must forgive others just as He has forgiven us. Now a days people forgive certain things but not all. It’s like we have a “severity of offense” checklist and we go by that list in order to forgive like Jesus did. We are so wrong, my friends. The moment God forgave us, He didn’t go by any checklist, He entirely forgave us because without His forgiveness we wouldn’t have access to our eternal salvation.

The opening scripture tells us to forgive in order to be forgiven. Although this can be a hard truth to receive, it’s ultimately for our own good. How? Because forgiving them, detoxifies you!

Forgiving others is about you, not them, so it’s in our best interest to live a toxic free life. We will always encounter betrayals and offense, but we must forgive right away and refuse to allow the toxins of unforgiveness to pile up. However, if we refuse to wholeheartedly forgive right away, we will be like an atomic bomb waiting to explode. Unfortunately, we end up hurting innocent people.

Let’s be wise and obedient. Let’s forgive and be set free.

Prayer: Father God, I can’t count the times You’ve forgiven me. So I freely give what You’ve given me. I release any unforgiveness that has been stored up in my heart for (fill in the blank)______________. I forgive them right now by faith. I ask that You bless them and cause them to see Your love for them. I also pray that heal my heart, heal my emotions and fill me with Your love. In Jesus name, Amen!

(Read Matthew 18:21-25; Proverbs 21:13; Mark 11:25-26; Ephesians 4:32)

9 thoughts on “Raw Forgiveness”

  1. Thank you for this word. This is sometimes a difficult one. I once heard a message saying that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Please help us Lord to release and forgive because you know how badly it works in us. Ty Lord for your lessons of loveβ™‘

    1. Hi Lynne, yes I’ve heard that saying too, and how true it is! I’ve been a Christian for thirty four years and never faced a real unforgiving situation until two years ago. It totally consumed me and kept me distant from God. I Praise Jesus I released this anger and unforgiveness a few months ago, and have been set free!! Forgiving someone is setting the prisoner free, only to realise the prisoner was you! Thanks for sharing! Be Blessed! Ria

      1. Yes me too Ria..I had a situation like that too and I hate the distance unforgiveness causes between us and the Lord…Yes Praise Jesus for the release! Blessings to you too sisterβ™‘

    2. Hi Lynne, yes I’ve heard that saying too, and how true it is! I’ve been a Christian for thirty four years and never faced a real unforgiving situation until two years ago. It totally consumed me and kept me distant from God. I Praise Jesus I released this anger and unforgiveness a few months ago, and have been set free!! Forgiving someone is setting the prisoner free, only to realise the prisoner was you! Thanks for sharing! Be Blessed! Ria

  2. Thank you God for forgiving me of all my wrongs, I forgive those that have come against me..In Jesus Name πŸ™πŸ™Œ it’s not about them true enough it’s about me where I won’t hold unforgiveness in my heart and destroy me by getting sick and added stress and number one not being obedient to God and his word. Father help me not to hold unforgiveness in my heart towards others In Jesus Name Amen πŸ™πŸ•‡πŸ•‡πŸ•‡πŸ’™πŸ™†β€πŸ’ž

  3. Thank you Father God I have forgave them all that hurt and lied on me and my heart is free of your Love I will continue to for them all and Jesus name a Amen Thank you God

  4. Thank you LORD for giving me a heart of forgiveness. Give me the strength and ability to really forgive, forget wholeheartedly and love my enemies as you have loved me and also pray for them. Amen.

  5. Beautiful β—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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    1. Thanks Awesome Woman Of God For Those Great Word’s Of Encouragement On Forgiveness!! πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™

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