For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses – Matthew 6:14-15.
The hardest thing for most people is to forgive those who have hurt them or wrong them in one form or another. In order to get prayers answered and have peace in our hearts, mind, and spirit; we have to do it the way God has instructed us to do it. We make excuses why we can’t forgive, yet our heavenly Father forgives us daily. None of us is perfect, and we do hurt others whether we know it or not. Sometimes it’s unintentional and sometimes it’s intentional. We should take a daily examination of ourselves to see whether or not we have offended someone, and if so, go to the person and ask them to forgive us.
Unforgiveness brings torment, torment brings anger, anger brings hatred and the list continues to grow as ungodly spirits reside in your heart and spirit. This why many can’t receive a break-through in their spirit when attending church because they’re holding on to unforgiveness and offenses. Unforgiveness and holding on to offenses also brings different sickness and diseases and afflictions. The Lord can’t set us free if we’re opposing what the Word of God has instructed us to do.
Forgiving is not as easy as said, but if we choose to forgive, if we choose to release the offender, God will enable us to do it, but we have to be real with God and tell Him what’s in our heart towards someone else.