I heard a song by TobyMac that talks about how those who are forgiven much should forgive much and since I have been forgiven for everything then I should forgive everything. I have to admit that this is where I struggle. This is an area that the Lord is not done molding on me.
There are so many verses in the bible about forgiveness, Matt 6:14-15, Matt 6:12, Matt 18:21-22, Luke 6:37.
In the New King James version, the word forgive (or containing the word forgive) is mentioned over 100 times. The Lord is trying to make a point.
If you are like me and having problems forgiving people, what can you do? Pray! Pray for the people you are having trouble forgiving, pray for the Lord to soften your heart towards those people, and pray for the people – for their relationship with God. Pray, pray, pray.
You cannot do this alone, you need the Lord. He is your refuge and strength. With Him, you will be able to lay down the unforgiving spirit and pick up the spirit of empathy and compassion.
Today is the day of forgiveness.