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Forgiveness | It will transform you and your relationships

FORGIVENESS II IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY, BUT IT'S RIGHT The decision to forgive is a process of giving our hurts over to God, who alone has the power to judge all sins. After all. Jesus himself asked forgiveness for the very people who were killing him. He is the ultimate example of forgiveness. http:/ Our response to God's command to forgive and God's power brings healing – not time. http:/ 25-affirmations-about-forgiveness-11581091.ntml We forgive for the sake of our own spiritual growth Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy seven times." Love and forgiveness can't be separated, and if we want to emanate God's love, we must forgive. nttp:/ Forgiveness is not extended unconditionally. But there are two kinds of forgiveness. For lack of a better expression, there is vertical forgiveness, i.e., that which is received from our loving Father.. There is also, however, a forgiveness which one might designate as horizontal, i.e., it is the forgiveness that we are required to extend to one another. In the model prayer, Christ taught his Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Our Father have forgiven our debtors [horizontal] (Matthew 6:9ff). II disciples to pray these thoughts forgive us our debts [vertical), as we also nttps:// 887-understanding-torgiveness When we forgive, we can be forgiven Matthew 6:14-16 Forgiving someone before they repent is un godlike, avoids dealing with serious issues, and while it might offer some temporary and superficial relief, does not produce long term satisfaction to the conscience nor reconciliation." For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. II nttp:/headhearthand.orgiblog 20140407/please-stop-forgiving-those-who-dont-want-forgiveness/ If the repentance is genuine, the sin must be forgiven. II Human nature wants to push us in the direction of giving up on someone who is in perpetual sin because we tend to stop believing in someone who is constantly engaged in sin, but the Bible is clear on this issue. God NEVER gives up on His children who come in His name to ask for forgiveness, which is why we cannot give up either. II Forgiveness is sometimes a daily thing Psychological studies show that forgiveness is essential for the emotional well- being of the one who forgives. Forgiveness is deciding that you won't get even - that you won't punish the offender either through your actions or inactions. /10how-can-l-forgive-someone-who-doesnt-admit-to-having-done-anything-wrong.html Heartache isn't wrong Many of us think of forgiveness as therapeutic – but it's much more than feeling happy after we've been hurt. It's about foreswearing personal vendettas in favor of relying on God's love. To begin the process of forgiveness, we need to realize that our pain must be addressed. We must remember that God is for us and wants to pour healing into our broken lives. nttp:/www.hegospelcoaliton.orgibiogs/kevindeyoung/201402/13tallowing-up-on-torgiveness/ a-look-at-bibilical-forgiveness Hebrews 12:14 Forgiveness leads to reconciliation and restoration, but we sometimes find more pain as we struggle to recover from the initial hurt. Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. II Reconciliation is like setting a broken bone and, when conflict is severe, reconnecting severed arteries or torn muscles. Restoration, on the other hand, is like placing a cast around the "reconciled" bone, providing the necessary time to heal, and employing physical therapy to regain the use of the infired limb. nttp:/ Forgiveness Forgiveness is a process of trading our anger for compassion. It's not a light switch. It takes time. No Consequences Il Whenever an actual loss has been caused by a wrong, restitution is certainly appropriate. The granting of forgiveness for the guilt of the offense does not automatically nullify the need to make reparations, especially when the injured party's loss is quantifiable. Whether the loss was caused deliberately (as in a theft) or accidentally (through some form of negligence), restitution should be made. II nttp:// Il True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is undertaking h1s a risky in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing I Desmond Tutu nttp:// positions POSlanswering-the-hard- questions-about-torgiveness Apologies are for the oppressors, but forgiveness is for the oppressed. It releases us from lingering damage. http:/ Sources: done-anything-wrong.html http://www.t If you liked this infographic, please share it with your friends! ChristianCrush .com powered by Piktochart I I make information beautiful

Forgiveness | It will transform you and your relationships

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Forgiveness is often the last thing we feel like doing when we are wounded. However, doing so will bless us and our relationships.




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