How forgiveness will make you feel free

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How forgiveness will make you feel free

I know, forgiveness it’s not easy specially when we’ve been betrayed and wounded.  What we feel is pain and within our being we do not want to forgive, but only get revenge. This thought is strong, but that is what we really are, if we don’t have the love of God in us for sure.  Let’s take a deep look on how forgiveness will make you feel free and LIVE free!

How forgiveness will make you feel free

The Bible teaches us that the way to freedom is forgiveness. We have no better example than the forgiveness we receive through Jesus. If we take this action as its main base, this would be our drive to give way to forgiveness to those who have hurt us.

  • We are forgiven when we grant forgiveness.

In Matthew 6: 12 says that while we pray to our God we ask Him to “‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment]”.  We must FIRST forgive and THEN our Father will forgive our debts.  It’s not the other way around.  Then says in Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you”.

  • Not up to seven times.

Jesus tells us that forgiveness it’s not about just one time, but every time somebody hurt us we must grant forgiveness, just as we do if we make mistakes or hurt others around us we would want to be forgiven.  Matthew 18:21-22 says the following as Jesus giving a powerful lesson to Peter:

Then Peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered him, “I say to you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven.

There is something powerful here, Peter ask “how many times will my bother sin against me and I forgive him AND LET IT GO?” – You see? forgiveness is about letting go that person that sinned against us.  And as we let go that person, we also receive freedom from pain, resentment and even hatred.  Forgiveness must be granted from the very own heart, it demands action, not just words.

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Do you want to be free and let go that person that did something awful to you? – I know you do, because God will forgive and heal your heart if YOU DO!

For us to remember that: 

Forgiveness is: The freeing of a person from guilt and its consequences, including punishment; usually as an act of favor, compassion or love, with the aim of restoring a broken personal relationship. Forgiveness can involve both the remission of punishment and the cancellation of debts. (According to the Dictionary of Bible Themes). | All bible verses used in this post are from the Amplified Version. | Other topics to read: Bible JournalingPrayer

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22 thoughts on “How forgiveness will make you feel free

  1. So true, Tayrina! Forgiveness is a subject and act that is close to my heart, since it took me so many years to understand it fully through the Scriptures. Thanks so much for giving us biblical guidance on this very important issue, my friend! And great to have you in the linkup! I hope you keep coming back!

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  2. Thanks for not backing down from a difficult subject for many, Tayrina! Jesus’s teaching on forgiveness may seem impossible to some, but you are right about the freedom that lies just on the other side! 🙂

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  3. This was definitely needed!! I have been struggling so much with forgiving someone who is a Christian and continues to do things over and over that I have to keep forgiving them for even though they are unrepentant. It is NOT easy!! But we are to do it anyway and let God deal with their sin. Great post!

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  4. Hello Tayrina, I don’t think we’ve met. What a powerful reminder about the power of forgiveness. When it’s withheld, it’s incredibly hurtful, but when freely offered or received how amazingly healing. Blessings from your neighbor at Crystal’s.

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  5. Frees us up for His plans to gain momentum and grow in our lives, doesn’t it? Hard to move forward when we’re hanging onto something as heavy as unforgiveness, isn’t it? Thanks for the reminder to let it all go, Tayrina. 🙂 So happy you’re joining us at #ChasingCommunity. ((hug))

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  6. I think you’re right, Tayrina. We can’t just speak words of forgiveness to gain freedom; we truly have to let it go. Thanks for this good reminder! I’m glad we’re neighbors at Chasing Community this week. 🙂

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  7. That old saying “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself” is so true. I’m more free in forgiving, even if the offender didn’t ask for it.

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