“…then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven…” Matthew 18:21-22 (NKJV)

Forgiveness is one thing every child of God must learn to give freely because it releases us and helps us to receive forgiveness and mercy from God as well (Matthew 6:14). However, I have realized some people find it easy to forgive in small matters than they do in big matters. They don’t have issues letting go when the matter is not really a serious matter, but when it comes to very serious matters that hurts a lot they simply don’t let go. In most cases they will tell you that “I can forgive all other things, but this one, I will never let go”. Now, when I hear things like this, there is only one thing that comes to mind, and that is ignorance. They are completely ignorant of what forgiveness truly is. They think forgiveness is only done when it hurts very little, but I am writing to let you know that forgiveness according to the scriptures, is not to be done in small matters alone but also in big matters. It is to be done even when it hurts the most.

Now, I know this might be very difficult to accept but the truth remains that that is the gospel for you. God through the finished works of Jesus Christ, forgave us a great debt. I mean, it was a very serious matter. Now, God expects us to forgive in all matters both great and small. In fact, when it hurt most that is when you should forgive the most because when you do that, you are not only doing that person a favor but you are doing yourself a favor as well. So you must get yourself to forgive every offense that has been done against. Refuse to consider the hurt but the love of God that has been shed abroad in your heart (Romans 5:5). Refuse to magnify the offense against you or how hurt you feel because you are now a child of God and the love of God should flow through you to others. When you forgive, you express God’s love and make the people you forgive to see God in you. “…Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do…” Colossians 3:12-13 (NKJV). Praise God!


Forgiveness is not to be done in small matters alone but in big ones as well!


Thank you, Heavenly Father, for pouring out your love in my heart to an overflow, I declare this day that the force of your love causes me to forgive in all circumstances without any resentment or reserve in the name of Jesus. Amen!



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