We learned a lot about Jesus through His final words on the Cross. Especially about His heart, His character and His love each and every one of us. His final words should be an inspiration for change in ourselves.
First, you should be encouraged to approach Him with more bold assurance that His grace is sufficient enough to cover and forgive your sins. There is no debt you could owe that Jesus, the once and for all sacrifice, has not paid in full.
Second, don’t wait to feel like forgiving others when you have been wronged. Forgiveness is a decision of the will. Honor God with your will, and He will bring your emotions into line accordingly.
Finally, the Bible teaches us that to whom much is given, much is also required. We have received forgiveness from God, and He requires us to forgive others. No matter how difficult it might be. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you might have against one another. “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)
Begin to become a more forgiving person by worshipping God for the forgiveness that He has shown you. When we appreciate our great need for forgiveness, we will be able to offer it more freely to others. When we refuse to forgive, we reveal a heart that has not begun to grasp the depths of Gods grace. Where do you stand in your forgiveness of others?
God, help me to be a more forgiving person. Thank You for the forgiveness You have shown me.
“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”