Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:10-11
The long series of disappointments you accumulate in a lifetime can stop you from moving forward into all the goodness God has planned for you – and that means they’ll be stopping not only you, but also all those God has destined you to reach along your life journey.
The Lord uses everything for our good, but Satan knows how to use our mistakes for our destruction. Satan has a variety of plans to deceive us, and knows how to use our emotions against us.
Heal your heart, release the offense. Someone could have hurt you, offended you, forgot you, or looked down on you … but it’s up to you to react. It’s up to you, to guard your heart. Don’t stay stuck on what somebody did to you, or for what they didn’t do.
Do not be fooled by the enemy of your soul. Learn to live with an “I’m sorry”, or “I love you”, that will never come. The enemy is cunning in using our expectations, disappointments, anger, fits and whims, and impulses, to stagnate and destroy us.
It may not feel good, but it’s necessary. You may not feel like it, but it’s a decision God urges us to make, every single day. He forgives us on a daily basis, we can do the same.
Thank you Lord God, for your love and kindness. Thank you for forgiving us every single day, and for every sin whether by omission, unintentionally, unknowingly or deliberately. Thank you for extending your grace and mercy to us. I pray you give us the grace to forgive others of every offense as painful as it may be. In Jesus name, Amen.