Are you struggling with unforgiveness? There is hope and breakthroughs only in Christ Jesus.

It is not easy to forgive especially those close to you. If a total stranger offends you, you may brush it aside but if a close friend or family member offends you, you may want to teach them a lesson by not letting go and it might grow and grow until it becomes a mountain. Learn to let go easily, forgive quickly as soon as an offence occurs.

Unforgiveness is a spirit that stems from the spirit of anger.

If you were not angry, you will let go easily.

The Bible says in Eph 4: 26 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.”

That means, as a human being the emotion of anger will arise from time to time, but you are not to dwell on the cause of the anger or on the person who offended you, rather you are to forgive immediately.

However you need God’s grace to do this. You can not forgive easily by yourself. Only God almighty gives us the grace to forgive others and even to forgive ourselves.

When you are angry with someone and refuse to forgive them, it hurts you more, because they may not care about your feelings or may have forgotten that they offended you.

Don’t carry the baggage of unforgiveness around, it causes more pain, robs you of your joy and peace and releases stress hormones which will result to other illnesses.

It has often been said, “forgive and let a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner is you”.

It is liberating to forgive. Don’t be trapped in the net of unforgiveness.

Forgiveness is not an option, it is a command from God.

If you don’t forgive, God will not forgive you. Read the verse below.

“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. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses”. Mark 11:25‭-‬26.

This verse is powerful!

If God doesn’t forgive you, there is no spending eternity with him.

So we must forgive others sincerely and from the heart, not merely saying it but meaning it from deep within and we need God’s grace and mercy to do so.

Eph 4:32 says, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”.

Ask God for the grace and mercy to walk in love and forgiveness. He will answer. Trust him always.

God bless you as you seek him more and obey his word and learn to forgive in Jesus mighty name. Shalom!