“Forgiveness is one of those beautiful spiritual principles that works no matter who is preaching or practicing it. Even people who don’t know the Lord, or who are atheists, find that forgiveness is the right choice–that if they choose to forgive, it brings blessings into their lives–happiness, relief, healing, peace.”
“Choosing to forgive is not something you have to feel like doing. You don’t have to feel that the person deserves forgiveness. They don’t even have to be sorry or acknowledge that they’ve done anything wrong.” ( Forgiveness …a magic potion )
do it for yourself do it for Jesus
“Forgiveness is something you do for yourself, and you do it for Jesus. You do it because it’s the only way to heal. You do it because it will help you to be happier; it will set you free from the chains of resentment, bitterness and misery. And you do it for Jesus because He gave everything for you so that you could be forgiven, so how can you do any less?”
Forgiveness …a magic potion
must you still forgive?
“You ask if, when you forgive, you’re saying that you’re okay with what happened, even though with all your heart and soul you disagree with what took place, you hate it, you can’t stand it, and you would get even with the one who caused it if it was in your power. And what if the individual is not repentant? What if they’re not sorry or haven’t shown any signs of remorse or wanting to make things right? What if they are continuing to hurt others? Must you still forgive?” ( Forgiveness …a magic potion )
“The first step to take is to forget about the other person, to try to forget about the loss, and look to Jesus. Remember that He reign in your life, that He loves you, that He died for you, and that you are in His care. No matter what has happened to you or hurt you, you are His, and He can make things right again. Remember that this life is only a vapor, only for a little while, and that the suffering of this present time isn’t worthy to be compared with the glories of the world beyond (James 4:14; Romans 8:18).”