Why do we need to forgive?
Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you. Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting or excusing the harm done to you or making up with the person who caused the harm. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life.
What do God say about forgiveness?
“You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.” “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.”
What did Jesus teach about forgiveness?
In John’s Gospel (20:23) Jesus tells the disciples, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven”.
What happens if we don’t forgive others?
When you choose to not forgive you are really just stunting your growth in every area of your life. Your relationships can’t grow, your relationship with Jesus stops; and you as a person can’t grow. There is no fruit bearing when you live in unforgiveness; just wiltedness overflowing to its slow miserable death.
What does God say about letting go?
If we do not let go, God will not forgive us when we sin against him. When Peter asked Christ “how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?”, He said, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Therefore, there is no limit to forgiving those that have hurt us.
What does Matthew say about forgiveness?
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly. Father will also forgive you. But if you don’t forgive men their. trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
How do you let go of the past and move on?
How to Let Go of Things from the PastCreate a positive mantra to counter the painful thoughts. Create physical distance. Do your own work. Practice mindfulness. Be gentle with yourself. Allow the negative emotions to flow. Accept that the other person may not apologize. Engage in self-care.
Why Is Letting Go important?
There comes a point in all of our lives where we need to let go. We need to let go of the past: the hurt, unmet expectations, loss, hopes, and dreams. It is a healthy way to move on. We cannot possibly continue to move forward in our own lives if we are constantly holding on to that bar from our past.
Why is letting go of the past so hard?
Letting go is hard because it means that you need to free yourself from some aspects of your past. Things that have become a part of yourself – of what makes you who you are today. Most people understand this as getting rid of that ‘thing’ resulting to a change in who you are. You can find letting go to be scary.