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Forgive and Forget

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Faith0263, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Faith0263

    Faith0263 Bapticostal

    Leaving the Pain Behind

    "Love...is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of
    the evil done to it pays no attention to a suffered wrong."

    -- (1 Corinthians 13:5, The Amplified Bible)

    Have you ever tried to forgive someone and found you simply couldn't do
    it? You've cried about it and prayed about it and asked God to help you,
    but those old feelings of resentment just failed to go away.

    Put an end to those kinds of failures in the future by basing your
    forgiveness on faith rather than feelings. True forgiveness doesn't have
    anything at all to do with how you feel. It's an act of the will. It is
    based on obedience to God and on faith in Him.

    That means once you've forgiven a person, you need to consider him
    permanently forgiven! When old feelings rise up within you and Satan
    tries to convince you that you haven't really forgiven, resist him. Say,
    "No, I've already forgiven that person by faith. I refuse to dwell on
    those old feelings."

    Then, according to 1 John 1:9, believe that you receive forgiveness and
    cleansing from the sin of unforgiveness and from all unrighteousness
    associated with it including any remembrance of having been wronged!

    Have you ever heard anyone say, "I may forgive, but I'll never forget!"
    That's a second-rate kind of forgiveness that you, as a believer, are
    never supposed to settle for. You're to forgive supernaturally "even as
    God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Eph. 4:32).

    You're to forgive as God forgives. To release that person from guilt
    permanently and unconditionally and to operate as if nothing bad ever
    happened between you. You're to purposely forget as well as forgive.

    As you do that, something supernatural will happen within you. The pain
    once caused by that incident will disappear. The power of God will wash
    away the effects of it and you'll be able to leave it behind you once
    and for all.

    Don't become an emotional bookkeeper, keeping careful accounts of the
    wrongs you have suffered. Learn to forgive and forget. It will open a
    whole new world of blessing for you.

    SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 6:27-37
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  2. Living for Him

    Living for Him RTrue24Fan For Rocky

    Do you think that means even in forgiving ourselves?
  3. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

    Forgiveness is a decision, not a feeling.

    If feelings of resentment come back after you have forgiven someone, they don't need to be forgiven again, you need to remind yourself that you have forgiven them and no longer have the right to keep resenting them.

    Forgiving means giving up the right to hold a grudge against them. It also means giving up your angry feelings against them.
  4. Faith0263

    Faith0263 Bapticostal

    Because we are already forgiven by the most High! We need not dwell on our past and when we need forgiveness, repent, and ask. But forgiving ourselves should be the easiest part there is. The price has already been paid and we're covered by the blood. Let go and let God! :clap:

    Blessings and prayers always!
  5. Living for Him

    Living for Him RTrue24Fan For Rocky

    Thanks Donna !Godbless you!
    Lori :pink:
  6. Faith0263

    Faith0263 Bapticostal

    and I forgot to thank those that are at least reading the thread! Thanks SO much and may it bless your heart. :wave: