The power of forgiveness.

We have found ourselves in a world where sorrow, pain, revenge, hurt, disappointments are experienced in our daily lives.

A lot of emotional breakdown is experienced almost on daily basis by different people depending on how they are hurt, who hurt them and when they are hurt. The rate of such actions cannot be imagined or quantified. Some people who are hurt are deeply in depression that they now regret having got involved with the person who might have offended them.

There is nobody that has not been hurt in one way or the other. Some of these hurt are always caused by those closer to us, either by our parents, friends, spouse, relative, business associates, age mates or a colleague. 

Due to the unexpected shock you got from the person, you have found yourself lonely, discouraged, depressed and had actually given up on the person. You decided to separate from that person but you have not actually forgiven. 

I am sure to say that you were deeply downcast that words cannot express how you feel. However, the point is that you have to forgive no matter what went wrong. The reason you have to forgive is that if you don’t you are the loser. People think that forgiving the person is weakness not knowing that it draws strength.

No matter how you have been hurt learn to forgive, forget and forgo.

The Scriptures says in Matthew 6:14, “For if  you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you”

It simply means if you don’t forgive, God is not ready to forgive you. Forgiveness is a great character which a believer in Christ must possess. 

Have the heart to let go no matter the situation. Have the courage to say, ‘I have forgiven you’ when they say ‘I am sorry’.  Unforgiveness is sin and can make you go down the drain. Unforgiveness is a burden, a trap of the devil. It can make you revenge, it affects your health, it breaks you into pieces, it makes you react unnecessarily and can cause you heart break. Forgive people genuinely from your heart for in it lies your greatest power to be yourself.

Forgive them even if they are not sorry.

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