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Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

Forgiving the Unforgivable 

Sometimes it is hard to let go of grudges. Maybe someone said something unsavory to you or about you or just did something to anger you, and it’s hard to let that go. Everyone experiences these feelings at some point in their life. Another way to go about looking at a situation where you think you cannot forgive something/someone “unforgivable”, look at how God forgives you. 

I first learned about this thought sitting in my own small group in high school. Another member of my group was having trouble forgiving someone in her life, and our leader used the phrase of “How can you expect the Lord to forgive you for the wrongs you have done, if you cannot forgive others.” This hit me like a truck. Think about it though, think about how the Lord forgives us all for every little sin! Every time you sass your mom, or lie, cheat, gossip, He forgives you.  

Colossians 3:13 reads, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”  

I challenge you to live by this mindset everyday in your life. If God could send His own Son to die on the cross for our sins, we can all take the time to forgive one another for our troubles. If you think about the things we get upset about the issues are big and small. You might have a grievance that someone took your French fries, in hindsight this is a small problem, but you still get upset about it.  

Could you imagine if God didn’t forgive you for taking one of His French fries? Seems crazy right? Like how could he not? Something so small and silly, and God is such a big and loving Father, of course He’d forgive you for that. Take this into perspective, if God can forgive you for all your wrongdoings, big or small, then you can forgive others for wrongdoings, big or small.  

So take this mindset with you in any difficult situation reflect on all that the Lord does for you and show this love to others.