Dealing With Difficulties “Forgiveness”

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Forgiveness is a strong word with, ultimate freedom attached.

1 John 1 verse 9: “If we confess our sins {wrong-doings against God}, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.

God forgiveness is to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. But the word “forgiveness’ in today’s society has been watered down, It seems to be interpreted as no more than ‘ I’ll let it go this time. I won’t let it bother me, but do not do it again.

Forgiveness is more than that, because to say we are sorry is more than that. The word requires a doing action, taking time to acknowledge, what we have done wrong,or being able to take the time to acknowledge the person is truly sorry. Condemning is really a reactionary and pitiful response. Where as condoning is really laziness, avoiding the difficulties and to avoid confrontation.

Forgiveness is both good, for the person forgiving and the person who is forgiven. True forgiveness releaves a burden, for the person needing forgiveness, and can unblocks any unforgiveness from the person who has been effected, by the wrong-doing.

Best example that can be given are from The Bible.

Psalm 103 verse !2: “As far as the east is from the west,so far has He removed our transgressions from us”.

Ephesians 4 verse 32:”and be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgives you in Christ”.

James 5 verse 16: “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful”.

Forgiveness, is powerful release, ask for it, and be ready to give it, after all it is required of us: Matthew 6 verses 9 to 13; Tells us so in The Lord’s Prayer.

Main plain by the following verses, verses 14 and 15:

V14: “For if you forgive people their wrong-doing, your Heavenly Father will forgive you as well”.

V15: “but if you don’t forgive people, your Father will  not forgive your wrong-doings”.

Let be a people that ready approach the Throne of Grace, to ask for forgiveness of our shortcomings. Lets be a people that readily forgive, those that come to us, and ask us for our forgiveness.

God Bless.

O F J

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