And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught [anything] against any: that your Father, who is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses – Mark 11:25.
Forgiveness can be hard at times, but when we have a mindset to do what the Bible have instructed us to do, it will not be so hard. When we find ourselves having trouble to forgive, all we have to do is ask the Father to help us.
Forgiveness is not just for the person, but it is also for the person that is doing the forgiving. Unforgiveness will not only hinder us from receiving our prayers answered, but it will cause us to have a break in our relationship with the Father.
Unforgiveness is caused by the majority of the time that we are unwilling to forgive as though we are justified for not forgiving. God has instructed us to forgive if we want our sins to be forgiving; He was not asking us to do it, its one of Jesus’ commandments.
Unforgiveness causes us to have bitterness, resentment, and sometimes hatred. All of these emotions go against our health emotionally and mentally; it will also cause a breakdown in our health. Many sicknesses is caused because of unforgiveness.
Daily we sin against God, and daily He forgive us of our sins as we confess our sins and ask Him to forgive us. Unforgiveness is a sin, and when we confess it to God, He will forgive us (If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness – 1st John 1:9). Yes, it’s hard forgive when someone has done you wrong or hurt someone you love, but is it worth you losing your relationship with God? Is it worth you not receiving an answer to your prayers because you haven’t forgiven someone?
When someone has hurt you, don’t deny it, confess to God and yourself that it hurt, and then ask God to help you to forgive from your heart. Many times, we confess with our mouths we have forgiven a person, but in our hearts, it brewing up offensives, anger, bitterness, hatred, resentment, as well as a lie.
Pray for those that have wronged or hurt you; this will allow God to deal with the person, as well as take vengeance for what they have done. As you pray for them, this will free you from the stronghold. Any stronghold in our lives will cause us to have more strongholds.
The longer we nurse unforgiveness; the stronger it will get and the harder it will be for us to get freedom from it. If we’re holding unforgiveness, we’re not free, because we’re bound by unforgiveness and all the other emotions that’s goes with unforgiveness.
Forgive, release, and be set free!