But why does it feel so hard to do? Because sin complicates everything. We say, “What they did was far worse than anything I’ve ever done to anyone!” We say, “But you don’t know what they did!” But the LORD’s response to that reasoning is, “But what sins did I forgive you of?” Your righteousness is as filthy rags to Me. You didn’t deserve My love and mercy, but I poured it out upon you and forgave you of every sin past, present, and future. Through the blood of Jesus I cleansed you and made you clean and holy before Me . Now, you must forgive with the same mercy I’ve given you.”
My sister, you may have a choice to not forgive, but you don’t have a right, especially when God has forgiven you of so much.
Whether they see their wrong and apologize or not, choose to forgive and live.
Prayer: Father God, I’m so sorry for being unforgiving. I’m so sorry for not showing to others the mercy and love you’ve shown so freely to me. I don’t have a right to not forgive especially when you have forgiven me of so much. Freely I have received and now I give it away by your grace and power. I forgive everyone and anyone who has sinned against me or those I love. I forgive them LORD and I pray you extend your mercy toward them and cause them to see their need for you. I choose to walk by faith and not by fear. I choose to forgive and live. In Jesus name, Amen.