In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
In my view, the second greatest need of all humanity after love is FORGIVENESS. Asking for it or giving it is one the most divine acts anyone could ever do.
Jesus was delivered for our OFFENCES but was raised up for our JUSTIFICATION. Since Jesus was resurrected from the dead, your faith in His finished work makes God treat you JUST AS IF YOU HAVE NEVER SINNED.
What every person needs to know today is that their sin debt to a Holy God has been fully paid for and punished in the body of Jesus. God’s only waiting for them to BELIEVE that.
He is not even waiting for you to forgive another before you can be forgiven. That is true under the Old Covenant, but the riches of God’s grace are enough to guarantee you full forgiveness, BEFORE you do anything right, including forgiving other’s debt.
However, once you and I realize and receive the magnitude of God’s gift of forgiveness, it is our privilege to extend that same gift of release from the guilt of past offenses to anyone who has wronged us.
True forgiveness happens when you believe that whatever injustice has happened in your life, God is able to make it up to you. Don’t focus on the loss but the God of SHALOM- or wholeness, with nothing missing and nothing broken. No good thing will He withhold from you.
True forgiveness happens when you lose the longing that things could have happened another way and you trust God to make up the difference. Remember, He is the God of recompense.
Never be in a hurry to dispel rumours or misinformation about you. Don’t even wish any bad thing upon those who make it their mission to slander and malign your name. Understand this: God will keep your enemies alive long enough for them to see Him prepare a table for you in their very presence. That’s God’s way of vindicating when you keep your heart right.
My prayer for you now is that the Lord would heal your soul of all the accumulated issues that come with living. May He grant you the grace to let go, so that your past will neither define nor confine your future.