The new year is all about leaving the old behind and looking forward to a fresh, new, start. Lately I have had “forgiveness” on my heart. And the new year is a a perfect time to say farewell to old hurts, pain, bitterness, and unforgiveness. If that’s something you’ve been struggling with, ask God to help you let it go. Ask God to really search your heart and reveal any old or current wounds you haven’t let go of and allow God to start to heal those areas. Forgiving an offense doesn’t free the other person of what they did, it frees us of bitterness, spite, contempt, vengeance, and it blocks God from moving in us more powerfully. Embrace the freedom there is in forgiveness.
“ and whenever you stand, praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your father, also, who is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses.“ (Mark 11:25)