God is doing much greater things with my personal issues than what I can see.
1.) Forgiveness from God = Mark 1:4, Luke 1:77
Matthew 4:17, Matthew 6:12, Matthew 9:2, Luke 7:48, Luke 23:43, Matthew 18:21-22
Jesus provides us with forgiveness for ALL of our sins, past, present and future, when we place our faith in Him.
Matthew 20:28, Romans 5:6-11, Romans 5:1
We ALL need forgiveness from God.
Romans 3:23, Acts 2:38, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:22, James 5:15, 1John 1:9, 1John 2:2
A nagging issue we have, is the difference between knowing we’re forgiven and feeling forgiven.
2.) Enjoying His Forgiveness = Romans 5:6-10 and Ephesians 2:1-9
To fully enjoy His forgiveness, we must first understand it, both our need and His grace in granting it.
Matthew 20:28, 1John 2:2
While we don’t deserve God’s forgiveness, He grants it to us when we place our faith in Jesus for Who He is and what He has done for us.
Romans 8:16, Romans 5:1, Colossians 3:12-14, Matthew 18:21-22
“Forgive until you have forgotten the offense.”
3.) The Perils of Unforgiveness = Matthew 6:14-15
In order to enjoy God’s forgiveness for your sins, you must forgive others. If you do not forgive others, God will not forgive you.
Colossians 3:13, Mark 11:25-26, 2Corinthians 2:10-11
Do you want a clear view of God’s will in your life? Be forgiving of others.
It would seem that when we “forgive” we just put the offense in our back pocket, saving it for later.
No relationship can survive without an open–ended flow of forgiveness.
Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew18:21-22, Colossians 3:13, Romans 12:18
If there is conflict and unresolved issues, are you the cause by being unforgiving? If anyone is to be unforgiving, let it be the other party. You show them what Jesus looks like.
The primary and controlling power of unforgiveness is pride.
How can we possibly hold on to unforgiveness when we plead with God to forgive us?