Drive Out Unforgiveness
Forgiveness. Lots of people talk about it. But many fail to actually do it. Oh, they try…and try and try. But trying just doesn’t get the job done. You can come around and talk to those “try-ers” years later, and they’re still carrying around hurts and resentments. They’re still saying, “Well, I’m trying to forgive that person, but what they did to me was so bad that I just haven’t been able to do it.”
That’s why the Word of God doesn’t say anything about “trying” to forgive. It simply commands us to forgive one another, “even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Since God has never commanded us to do anything without providing us with the ability to do it, we can be sure He has given every believer the power to forgive in any and every situation.
You may think it is hard to forgive. It’s not. Nothing you do by the power of God is hard. You can make it hard by trying to do it in your own strength. But if you’ll learn to rest in God through faith in His Word, the struggle will disappear.
You see, if you’ll trust God’s Word, that Word will fight for you in any area of life. You won’t have to wrestle your problems to the ground and solve them with your own great will power. All you’ll have to do is open your Bible and start speaking out God’s Word about the situation. Release your faith in that Word and it will conquer any problem—including unforgiveness.
That’s right! God’s Word will fight unforgiveness for you. If you’ll find out what God has to say on the subject—and believe it—it will drive unforgiveness completely out of your life.
Speak the Word
I am kind to others, and tenderhearted. I forgive others as God has forgiven me. (Ephesians 4:32)
Scripture Study: Colossians 3:12-17