Day 14 Forgiving Others

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

Medical studies indicate that 75 percent of physical sickness is caused by emotional problems. And one of the greatest emotional problems people experience is guilt. They are refusing to relax and enjoy life because, after all, they feel they don’t deserve to have a good time. So they live in a perpetual strain of regret and remorse. This kind of stress often makes people sick.
Two of the things that cause us to get all knotted up inside are meditating on all the negative things done to us by others, and the sinful and wrong things we have done. We have a hard time getting over what others have done to us, and we find it difficult to forget the mistakes we have made.

In my own life I had a choice to avoid bitter, full of hatred and self-pity, resenting the people who had hurt me, and choose to follow God’s path of forgiveness.

God help me to have the choice to forgive others and receive God’s forgiveness for myself, so that I will be healthier and happier. In Jesus name

Proverbs 19:11
A man’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 18:33
Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had on you