God’s love for us is divine and unrelentless. He is quick to forgive us when we are truly repentant of our sins. It is our responsibility to learn from them so as not to repeat them and use the “I’m only human” card each time. God knows your heart, He knows if you are truly sorry. Nevertheless, we are forgiven because God’s love for us is unconditional and by showing us how unconditional it is, He also teaches us to practice that same type of love for each other.
When someone wrongs us as humans, we focus too much on how we were treated with injustice, thrown accusations and arguments at which caused us pain and suffering. The key to forgiving the wrongdoer is to focus on the fact that the dimensions of God’s forgiveness towards us are far greater than our frustrations.
Our relationship toward each other was not motivated by God, so in order to really forgive, God cannot do it for us, and we have to do it ourselves. In doing this, we will have practiced forgiveness the way God forgives us. Consequently, the forgiven wrongdoer will realize this and pass that same forgiveness on their wrongdoers, and so on and so forth. God gave us free will and will never interfere without our own permission. So if you were done wrong and ask God to forgive them, you have to realize that YOU have to do the forgiving, not by God, but through God. Not only does God lift you up, but you are able to lift others up as well.
Until my next rant…..LOVE ONE ANOTHER!