Forgiveness can be very difficult for us to deal with. Whether or not we need to be forgiven, or provide forgiveness to others. However, by forgiving others it removes a burden and weight from our shoulders and provides relief to those we forgive. It may be tough to forgive someone, but just as God has forgiven us when we repent and ask, so should we.
God Forgives Us
God Forgives Our Unrighteousness
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Our Heavenly Father can and will forgive your sins. You have to take action though, you have to reach out to God in prayer and confess your sins to Him. You have to tell Him you are sorry, ask Him to forgive you, and ask Him to help you stay away from the temptations that brought about your sin.
We have all sinned and come short of God’s Glory. Our Father knows that, He understands we are merely made of dust. Yet, through Jesus Christ, we have been given redemption. Claim it.
God Forgives Our Sins And Will Not Remember Them
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Many people will not forgive you in life when you make a mistake, and those that do will always remember your fault, some may even bring it up in the future.
Our Heavenly Father does not work the same way. When we ask Him, He will forgive us from our sins, and He will not bring up your sin again.
God Makes Our Scarlet Colored Sins White As Wool
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
God wants us to reason with Him, He wants us to discuss our sins and faults with Him. He wants us to reach out to Him, and come to Him with our troubles and ask for forgiveness.
He loves each one of us very much, so much, He sent His only Son to be crucified so we could be forgiven of the very sins we are discussing.
Though our sins may be red as scarlet, our Father will cleanse them white as wool.
Forgive Others And God Will Forgive You
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
In order for God to forgive us, not only do we ask God for forgiveness, but we must forgive others when they repent. That is apart of being a good Christian.
If we expect God to forgive us from our sins, then it is only reasonable for us to forgive others. This documents to God we have a true and forgiving heart.
Be Kind To One Another, Forgiving One Another
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Sometimes it can be so easy to say hurtful things, but it can be so difficult to fess up to our mistakes. We are all God’s Children, we are all apart of His Family and we should treat each other that way.
We may step out of line at times, but we must remember to ask not only God for forgiveness, but those who we hurt.
Forgive Your Brother Seventy Times Seven
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
We are to forgive our family or Christian family as often as they make mistakes if we expect God to forgive us. However, we also must not be taken advantage of.
If someone continually commits the same wrong deed against you and repents, they do not have a true heart. You do not need to continue to place yourself in harm’s way. It is perfectly acceptable to forgive them, but part company to protect you and your family.
Those Who Acknowledge Their Sin To God Are Forgiven
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
We cannot hide our sins from God if we expect to be forgiven. We have to come to Him and tell Him our faults which He already knows. He simply wants us to open up to Him so we can document our love and respect for Him.
The hardest thing for some people is to forgive themselves when they commit a sin. You must simply understand, God has forgiven you, now forgive yourself.
Believe In Christ, Repent, And Be Forgiven
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
All who believe in Christ and ask God for forgiveness, repenting of their sins and forgiving others have themselves been forgiven.
Understand that. Believe that. Our Father Loves you.
Bible Verses About Forgiveness
25 “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”
19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;”
13 “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”
15 “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
16 “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
9 “To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;”
4 “And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”
1 Timothy 1:15-16
15 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”
16 “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
18 “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.”
19 “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
25 “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
5 “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”
37 “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”
2 Chronicles 30:9
9 “For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.”
8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
18 “Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.”
7 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
3 “Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”
4 “And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.”
34 “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”
14 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
10 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”
11 “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.”
12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
13 “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”
14 “For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.”