Forgiving someone can be one of the hardest things in the world. It’s something that we most of the time don’t want to do and would rather just forget about the situation. But once you master how to truly and purely forgive someone from the heart, your whole outlook will change! Here are some tips to learn how you can forgive like Jesus would.
There are two passages that pretty much sum up how and why we should forgive others. The first passage, Ephesians 4:31-32, says this: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Because God freely and generously forgives you, you should extend the same grace and forgiveness to others. It can be extremely difficult, but getting rid of the bitterness and anger in your heart will do both you and them much more good than you realize!
The second verse, Isaiah 1:18, says: ““Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”” If God can settle any matter, we should strive to do the same. He forgives even our darkest mistakes. If He can do this, we should extend the same forgiveness to anyone, despite how “in the wrong” they might be.
Clean your heart from any grudges or negativity and forgive others as Jesus forgives you!
XOXO – Chels