From The Heart

I have noticed there are two ways to forgive someone. The first is when you say I forgive because it is expected for you to do so and the second when we forgive from the heart.

To just say to someone,”I forgive you,” is not true forgiveness. To forgive from your heart is when you forgive and not hold the offense against them later. In other words, forget they ever did it.

Although it is hard to do, a great way to achieve this is when you remember the offense say to yourself, “You already forgave them you cannot hold it against them.” This is true forgiveness demonstrate by God.

Hebrews 8:12 says, “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

2 thoughts on “From The Heart

  1. Hi Kristi,

    Thanks for your reminder about this really thorny issue. I am often having to remind myself to let things go when I’ve forgiven an offence. So easy to forget or “take it back” particularly if someone re-offends. I like to remind myself of the scripture that says the same measure of forgiveness you give to others, is the same measure you’ll receive in return. That is such a sobering thought – I want to feel confident that God has fully forgiven me. And as the lady above points out, forgiveness is about releasing yourself from a mental prison.

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