If you have a hard time forgiving, remember the enemy has used this to keep you separated from family, friends and brethren and it does bring separation from God.
Jesus told us to pray The Lord’s Prayer for a reason. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
If we have unforgiveness in our hearts, we are in great danger of God’s saving grace. If he has forgiven us everything we have said, thought or done, then we must forgive those who hurt us!
We cannot do it in our strength yet, the good news is we can do it by giving it to God.
We simply say,
LORD, you forgave me and took every evil thing I said, did and thought on the cross and crushed it.
Please take my hurt and pain, my hurt and vengeful thoughts and create in me a clean heart.
May your love pour through me to love as you love.
~ Yvonne Coombs