I Corinthians 6
“Jesus replied, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-6)
Matthew 6: 12-15
Sometimes forgiving someone is the hardest thing to do and that’s totally understandable. Forgiveness, especially when we’ve been really hurt by someone close to us, will come out of a lot of hurt and most times it will take a lot of time and healing to reach that stage where we are ready to forgive that person. When we’re in the healing stages and seeking a way to forgive, the easiest place to start is to love that person. Yes, it will be hard. But find ways to love that person and act in a loving way towards that person. Push all the hatred and bitterness out and force yourself to love them. Heard of the saying “force it til you make it”? Well that works! If you continuously make yourself see that person in a loving way, all the hatred and disappointments that was there before, will slowly disappear. At that moment, you will be ready to forgive. So start with love, because He first loved us!
“Dear Lord, you have never stopped loving me and I thank you for that. You are always there for me and I just want to praise you for who you are. Lord, you know the situations of my heart and the status of my relationships. I pray that you will help me to love those who may not be easy to love right now. Help me to see them through your loving eyes and eventually teach me to forgive them Lord. In your name I pray, Amen.”
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