If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
God’s gift of forgiveness is almost the most amazing gift I have ever received from the Lord! And, once I actually received it and realised that my sins are as far as the east is from the west, it put a massive smile on my face and I knew that I must never again ask for God’s forgiveness for that bad sin because I had already received it! And because I have been forgiven much, I now find I have no difficulty in forgiving others; I just leave those situations in God’s hands and so I also don’t carry the burden of feeling unable to forgive someone else. One good gift from a compassionate God leads to so many other good things!
Heavenly Father, I am overjoyed to have received Your forgiveness for certain awful sins and to know that ‘it’s finished’, so to speak. I will do my best to always be ready to forgive those who sin against me, for we pray: “ Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”. Help us to show others that we are all sinners but that we can get rid of the bitterness we feel in our stomach by forgiving others. It’s so very liberating! Lord, I also ask you to help me to be compassionate and to be ready to try and understand when others struggle with this whole issue. In the precious name of Jesus, our Saviour and the lover of our souls, Amen.