So, why haven’t you forgiven them? I know this message is for someone out there because there are many who claim Christ, yet they still harbor unforgiveness. It is very easy to blame others for our hurt because their the very ones to have caused it or they look like the very ones to have caused it. However, do we have the right to hate or to harbor unforgivenesss and bitterness within ourselves, towards others? The answer is no. God forgave us in our sins, he loved us in our transgressions: he died for us. It was us that was supposed to be nailed to that cross. It was us that was supposed to be whipped. It was us that was guilty. It was us that was supposed to be humiliated in such a way that was beyond excruciating. Yet, Jesus Christ took it upon himself to carry his cross, and to bare our sins (the sins of the world), who knew no sin because he loved us. Praise God for his mercy endures forever!
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Matthew 18:21-35 “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”
God bless you and God loves you!