“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When you’ve been hurt or offended, sometimes it’s tempting to hold on
to unforgiveness. But we have to remember, when people wrong us, our
battle is not against flesh and blood. In other words, that person who
hurt you is not the real enemy. The Bible says that your adversary is
the devil, and he knows that if you don’t forgive, then your prayers
won’t be effective. Unforgiveness puts up a barrier in your life to the
power of God. In fact, if we don’t forgive others, we can’t be forgiven
by God. But when you choose forgiveness, you open the door for God’s
healing power to flow through your life. Disarm the enemy in your life
today by choosing forgiveness. Bless those who curse you and pray for
those who wrong you. Look at what Jesus did—when He was betrayed,
beaten, mocked, and disrespected, He chose forgiveness. As you follow
His example, you will open the door for God to move in your life, and
you’ll live in victory in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for forgiving me and giving me new life. I choose
today to extend the gift of forgiveness to others. I bless those who
have wronged me and ask You to heal every broken place in my life. In
Jesus’ Name. Amen.