Forgive

I must forgive. You must forgive. We all must forgive each other. Men and women of God we are required to forgive if we want God to forgive us.

Forgiving one another for trespasses and offences against each other is mandatory.  I struggle with this constantly especially for repeat offenders.  Even though I might feel this way the Bible is very clear on this standing.  Luke 17:3-5 KJV, Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.  I say Lord, increase my faith.  Harboring bitterness, anger and hurt in my heart only serves to weigh me down and hinder me.  I know this well, from experience and yet forgiving is a daily struggle for me.  I am made of flesh and blood and that is my weakness.  Matthew 26:41b KJV the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.  

I know God has a plan and it’s all for my good.  At this point in my life there are people who I cannot trust.  I have no confidence that they have my best interest at heart and they have hurt me, time and time again.  Unfortunately, right now situations and circumstances require that I have these people in my life.  It is my daily focus to achieve certain goals that will help me to eliminate these people from my life.  So I encourage myself daily.  I may cry sometimes but I rejoice in knowing that one day I will be glad with exceeding joy!  This is all for my good. I am learning the importance and process of forgiving and I will soon be a faithful overcomer, when it comes to forgiving.  1 Peter 4:13 KJV, But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.  

I am learning to completely trust in the Lord! Proverbs 3:5 KJV, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Minister Brenda Morgan

 

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