Here is a message from Joyce Meyer, which is titled “How to Truly Forgive—Part 1.” The text for this message is from Matthew 6:12–15. “Forgive us our debts as we have forgiven, remitted, let go of the debts, and given up the resentment against our debtors; lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil, for yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.”
Pastor Joyce teaches us in this message the reason why we should forgive so that we can go forward and live the life that Jesus made available for us. Learn to let go of past hurts and move on with your life, knowing that God will make things right. Quit holding a grudge and allow God to work in your life in order to be a better person. Some of us have been deeply hurt, and we don’t want to hear the word “forgive,” but God wants us to forgive so that we can free ourselves and live a better life.
Challenge yourself to forgive those who have hurt you in the past. If God is to forgive us as we forgive others, that is going to be a bad thing. Many years have passed since we prayed that large prayer, and we still think it sounds so spiritual and so holy. Listen to what we’re saying according to Matthew 6:12–15. “God, the same way I forgive other people, that’s the way I want you to forgive me.”
Sometimes we forgive people, but that’s not total forgiveness. If somebody’s been abusing you, total forgiveness doesn’t even always mean restoration of the relationship; it’s about how you talk and feel about them. If you don’t learn to forgive people, you will have no quality of life. You have to get good at it because this is not one of those “once in a lifetime” trials; you’re going to have it many times in your life. People are going to hurt and disappoint you in life, but you have to be good at forgiving. If someone is physically abusing you, emotionally forgiving them does not mean restoring the relationship; instead, forgive them and move on with your life. Don’t think that just because you go to church, you won’t get offended there; you will.
Watch and learn from this sermon by Joyce Meyer: How to Truly Forgive – Part 1” and remember that we bring the latest messages from Pastors around the globe to you.
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