Our Heavenly Father is such an awesome Father, so full of love and forgiveness. All we have to do is ask Him with a sincere heart and He forgives us all our trespasses. Yet at times we are so weak and unforgiving of others who trespass against us. We let our hurt blind us to the fact that the Lord has forgiven us of so much. The Lord said in Matthew 18:23-35 that a servant came to Him owing 10 thousand talents (a million dollars) and begged the Lord to forgive the debt. Just like our loving Father He forgive the man yet when this same man came to a servant who owed him 100 pence (about $10.00), the man was unforgiving of the servant and had him thrown in jail. Isn’t that just like us in our flesh? The lord forgives us yet we are unwilling to forgive other who wronged us or hurt us in some way. I have found in my own experiences how hard it can be to forgive yet when I start to pray for the wellbeing of the one who has hurt me forgiveness starts to take place in my heart. After awhile I can then think of that person with peace in my heart. We all fall short each day, I know I do and I am so thankful for a forgiving Father that loves us so much He never gives on us.
Forgiveness is essential to our physical wellbeing; it allows our bodies to heal but more than this it is especially essential to our spiritual wellbeing. Without forgiveness and forgiving of others we cannot truly have peace in our heart or receive forgiveness from the Father. (Matthew 18:35) Please don’t let Satan fill your heart with unforgiveness. Give your hurt and anger to the Lord, pray for those who have hurt you and watch the Lord fill your heart with peace.
Heavenly Father, we come to you humbly with a heart full of hurt. We ask you to heal us of these painful experiences that caused our pain and suffering. Fill our hearts with compassion toward those who have hurt us and help us to see them through your eyes Father. Help us to understand that You love us all the same. Forgive us Father as we forgive others. Fill our hearts with compassion and love toward others and with a peace that can only come from You. In Jesus Precious Name! Amen