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Drinking Poison

Posted: August 15, 2018

I once heard someone say that holding onto unforgiveness against someone is like you drinking poison and then waiting for that other person to die. It eats you up inside and washes bitterness over your life.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? What’s that secret sin you don’t want anyone to know? Do you have it in your mind? Now release it to God and ask for his forgiveness. God does and has and always will forgive you, for every sin, no matter what.

Now think about the worst thing that’s ever been done to you. Do you remember it? For some, it feels impossible to forget. Now release it to God and ask him to help you forgive. God can and always will help you to forgive those who need your forgiveness. He's faithful and able.

“...and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.”  Matthew 6:12

Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice on the cross that washes away my sin and makes me new. Give me the strength and grace to forgive those who have wronged me, just as you have forgiven me. In Jesus’ name, amen.