Giving and Receiving Forgiveness



I’m sorry aren’t words we here a lot today. By some those words aren’t so easily uttered and by others those two words are said too loosely. I’m sorry isn’t the same as forgive me, but I think that is overlooked sometimes. We feel like I’m sorry is enough.

Forgiveness in our marriage is vital. It goes hand in hand with reconciliation, which is something I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. You may be wondering why should we forgive?

Because He has forgiven us first.

The Father stands ready and willing to forgive us, if we’ll confess and repent. So don’t you think we should follow His example? Our husbands need to hear us say, ‘I forgive you and will you forgive me?’

If the hurt is deep, dig deep. Some couples have to seek professional, Godly counsel and if you do, then do it. Don’t let unforgiveness steal your life and what God has for your marriage.

It’s never, ever too late to seek or offer forgiveness to your man. Cry out to the Father for strength, wisdom, and healing on behalf of your marriage. Your life and so many others depend on it.

Father, we need You in our marriages. We need You to teach us how to forgive like You do. Help us to remember that we can extend forgiveness because we have received it from You. May we see our husbands how You see them. You want healthy, thriving marriages and that only can happen when we forgive one another. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32

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