The Importance of Forgiveness

This Week’s Devotional PROMISE: Whenever we refuse to forgive others, we invite God’s displeasure Mark 11:25 “Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your wrongdoing”

Are you currently carrying a grudge against someone? If so, you know sometimes it’s very tough to forgive the people who have hurt you or someone very close to you. That’s too bad because life would be so much simpler if we could forgive people once and for all so we are done with it. However, forgiveness is seldom that easy. It’s a journey that requires effort, time, perseverance, and prayer. It’s not easy, but it is always the right thing to do.

When we forgive those who have hurt us, we honor God by obeying His commandments, but when we harbor resentment and bitterness against others, we disobey God with predictably unhappy results. If you have a person whom you haven’t forgiven, follow God’s commandment and His will for your life by forgiving that person today. Remember that bitterness, anger, and resentment are not part of God’s plan for your life. Forgiveness is.