15 Powerful Bible Verses To Forgive The Worst Offenses
In today’s world, many are wounded from the offenses of others, some wounds are small enough to heal fast and others take a longer time to heal. However,
despite how big or small the wound may be, the first step to start the healing
process is to forgive the person who hurt you.
Forgiveness often times seems unfair to the person who has been hurt because they feel like if they forgive the person they’re by default stating that what they did was ok.
But this is not the case.
The first reason you need to forgive is for yourself because if you never forgive the hurt that the person caused you will not be completely whole. Until the unforgiveness is dealt with it will continue to show it’s symptoms within the relationships you have with others.
Even though at the moment we feel were getting revenge by not forgiving them, however, many times people will have moved on with their lives while you’re still hurting from the pain they caused.
Choosing to forgive the faults of others is not stating that the actions they did were right but it’s giving others the same grace that we needed from God and will also continue to need throughout our lives.
Most people think you should wait until you feel better to forgive the person that hurt you but I strongly disagree the faster you make the decision to forgive the better. In fact, I truly believe choosing to forgive someone is more of a decision that you make, despite how you may feel at the moment.
Here’s how to forgive others who have offended you?
- You make the decision to forgive even when you don’t feel like.
- You passionately pray for that person’s well-being. The prayer
should be done passionately as if you were praying for the well
being of your own family then by faith give the care to God.
- Go to the person meekly and pursue peace (not blaming them)
but to try to get closure on your end. This is great if possible if
not forgive them anyways.
Depending on how big the offense was will typically determine how quickly the healing process will be. Also, during this process of healing, you may feel tempted to get mad at the person all over again BUT DONT. Keep praying for them and casting the burden on to God and eventually or immediately the bitterness and anger towards them will be gone.
Signs to know you’ve been healed?
> You can see them and not get mad again.
> You are sincerely rooting for their success in life.
> You are passionately praying for them.
Here are a few powerful scriptures about forgiveness below:
1). Matthew 18:15 – Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
2). Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
3). James 1:19-20 – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
4). Ephesians 4:31 – Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
5). Proverbs 16:32 – [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
6). Ephesians 4:31 – Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
7). Psalms 37:8 – Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
8). Ephesians 4:26-27 – Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
9). Mark 11:25 – And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
10). Ephesians 4:26 – Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
11). Matthew 18;21-22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
12). Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.
13). Luke 6;36 – Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
14). Matthew 6:14 – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15). Proverbs 17:19 – He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
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