People have hurt us at some point in our lives, and at the same time we have hurt people in our lives. The hurt can come from things said, things left unsaid, or actions taken. Sometimes that hurt comes because we expected someone to say or do something for us, and they have no idea why we are even upset!
If we let that hurt build up in our heart though, we are only hurting ourselves. We are not able to receive all the blessings God has for us if we don’t forgive and move on.
Matthew 6:15 says “if you do not forgive others of their trespasses, neither will your father forgive you of your trespasses” ESV
I don’t know about you, but that verse alone makes me want to forgive everyone that has ever hurt me, because I desperately need the forgiveness of Jesus daily!
When you read Luke 6:27-36 it specifically talks about loving our enemies and doing good to them. Telling us we should be merciful just as Jesus is merciful to us.
I encourage you to go and read this passage.
Today, if there is someone you have bad feelings towards, someone you need to forgive, then I pray you can do just that.
Don’t miss out on all God has to offer because you are holding on to anger and bitterness.