If you search for quotes on forgiveness, you can find many different perspectives on the value of forgiving others. One common theme is that while we often view forgiveness as something we do for someone else, it really impacts the person offering forgiveness. When we forgive others, we can reap the benefits of less stress, moving on from the past, and drawing nearer to God!
Forgiveness is an act that can set us free. When we hold on to a wrong that has been done to us, we are controlled by that feeling. Instead of allowing ourselves to be controlled by a refusal to forgive, we can call on God. God forgives each of us while we are still sinners. When we ask God to help us forgive others, we can begin to truly experience the freedom of forgiveness. We can appreciate the forgiveness that God has offered to each of us and we can experience the freedom of forgiving others!
Experience freedom in forgiving others and being forgiven by God!
Thank You for the forgiveness and redemption that You give through Your Son. Help me to forgive others and to accept the forgiveness that You give me. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.