Forgive as He Forgives

Forgive as He Forgives

Forgiveness shows itself in many forms. As we confess our sins to God, His forgiveness pours into our lives, releasing us from guilt and shame, restoring and empowering us to live like Jesus. Our ability to forgive other people flows from this, from having personally received God’s gift of forgiveness. Simply put, forgiveness breeds forgiveness. Increasingly, we will find ourselves releasing those who have wronged us. In so doing, they experience the overflow of God’s grace and forgiveness. Give up the right to hurt others when they hurt you. Instead, forgive them, pray for them, and encourage them to walk as new creations in Christ.

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.—Colossians 3:13

Prayer: God, thank You for forgiving our sin. Thank you for freeing us to find a way forward in life. May our forgiveness of others reflect Your forgiveness. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.