In today’s society, I am convinced that many of the things that happen to people today by others, are not willing to forgive them. Who in this world have not offended someone at some time or another and would want to be forgiven, especially if you are truly sorry for what you have done? Could this be considered selfishness? Especially if the other person ‘”ASKED” to be forgiven and showed some sign of sorrow.
I have been told that many Christians have missed out on their healings because of un-forgiveness in their hearts. They are just not willing to forgive the other person who has done them a wrong. They become enslaved to the other person by not doing so, and not willing to just let go! Many people carry these things in their hearts for years, even to their or the other person’s death.
At the same time, many of us need to ask others to forgive us for offending or wronging them and we haven’t done so.
Below you will find scripture reference that may be of great help if this is an area that you are currently struggling with!
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” (Mark 11:25).
“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:37-38).