Matthew 6:9-15 (NLT)
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. 10 May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today the food we need, 12 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. 13 And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. 14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;” Daniel 9:9
God has forgiven us of all of our sins, past, present and future. Even though we are not perfect and we fail every day, we recieve His gift of forgiveness, not condemnation.
Because we have been given grace from our Father in heaven we must also forgive others just as Jesus forgives us.
Ephesians 4:32 (NLT)
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
The truth of this is, holding on to unforgiveness is like torture, it becomes like a poison that can consume us, creating bitterness and resentment among other things.
Matthew 18:25-35 (AMP) tells us;
34 And in wrath his master turned him over to the torturers (jailers) until he paid all that he owed. 35 “My Heavenly Father will also do the same to [every one of] you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”
The Bible tells us that if we do not forgive, we will be handed over to the torturers.
Can you see how important it is to forgive, just as Christ forgave you?
“Forgive people in your life, even those who are not sorry for their actions. Holding on o anger only hurts you, not them.”