Forgiveness. God’s loyalty to His children is embedded in His unconditional love for us and His willingness to forgive us of our sins daily. I once found it hard to forgive. Forgiving someone made me feel weak and empty. Thank God I learned what forgiveness really meant. Over the past year, I decided that, for me to be strong and healthy, I needed to forgive some past hurts. When I embraced the action of forgiving someone, I felt strong and full/complete. See the difference? When I fought against forgiving someone, I had negative feelings, but when I was willing, I felt positive.
- Unwillingness to forgive = distress/health issues/emotional issues/spiritual issues
- Willingness to forgive = happiness/contentment/hope/restoration
Observing God’s willingness to forgive me of my sins every day of my life gave me the courage I needed to forgive others. However, forgiving others would be useless if I didn’t learn to forgive myself first.