We also forgive so that our prayers will not be hindered:
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.
The thoughts that come into your mind whilst praying should be complaining of it all before God, but calling upon Him to handle the case. You should immediately in your heart forgive the person, even though they are not present to acknowledge their sin and ask for forgiveness.
They may have lied to you, cheated, betrayed you, abused your trust etc but don’t let anger stay within it will only stop the flow of God’s love in your life. As I write this I feel it too and yes indeed lovelies it is a process. We are human and have feelings, and all that can take time for healing and strength to take over. Let go, let God and continue as you’re going. God knows and is with you.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Learn to let go of all negative spirits and sinful ways, whatever is not of God let it go. To be at ease in a gentle way, learn to place forgiveness in your daily routine. Paul states that we should take of the garment of sinful human nature (bitterness, anger, abuse, betrayal and lying) and put on Christ like garment (to make a choice to forgive freely and love, holding no grudges). Forgiveness frees you!! Be understanding, tender-hearted, compassionate and loveable to live a healthy lifestyle.
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
Those who have no command of their passions, sunk under the load, do not get comfortable in feelings and actions that go against God. Bitterness is not of Him and jealousy is a sin along with anger. God is a corrector of all situations that come our way, and will always bring justice about but in His own time, not in yours. He will handle the wrong doers, just take your focus of it and them and live free from the baggage.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Once it is written, lean on it and let God handle it, His way, not yours. He who covers sin shall not have true genuine peace. But the one who confesses His sins, with true repentance and faith shall find mercy from God. We all have those people we would rather forget, either those who wronged you or the excess baggage they bring. Never allow the shame from such situations keep you from receiving God’s forgiveness. Hand it all over to Him and He will make your burden lighter. He loves us all despite what may have happened before, so forgiveness is key whether it’s to forgive others or yourself.
And he (prodigal son- subject of misery) arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
His recovery was coming to himself, a turning point in a sinner’s life. The Lord opened his eyes and convinced him of sin, which caused him to view himself and everything else in a different light, from what he did before. Sinners will eventually quit the bondage of sin, satan and lusts and return to God in prayer to repent of their wrong ways. The willingness to humble themselves before the Lord and return back to Him with compassion and love, may stumble but you can get back up and return to your Father His arms are always open for you.
SOME OTHER SCRIPTURES ON FORGIVENESS..
IN thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
1 PETER 2:23
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
1 PETER 3:9
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 JOHN 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Forgiveness is essential and people do make mistakes, we are all human and flawed. The only perfection you will find exists in the Most High our Saviour. Luke 23:34 34 Then said Yeshua, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
We are human and will feel emotions because of things people have done to us it’s a human reaction. Whether it be anger, betrayal etc. But the difference is in those who are able to maintain composure and those who act in anger in everything. Dr. Maya once said ‘Bitterness feeds upon the host; it does nothing to the object of the displeasure.’ Therefore the host is the relationship and forgiveness will be the medicine and its cure.
The lovely thing about the Most High is that no matter what you may have done before He will always forgive. But that is not to say that because; He is a forgiving Father that you should keep on doing wrong taking advantage of His forgiveness. That will then turn to mocking Him. So when you refuse to forgive others for what they have done to you, always remember the times in your life when you also needed forgiveness. Treat others fairly with love, respect and honesty just like how you would like to be treated. Offer forgiveness you will also want to receive!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL