I used to hate some people. The first person whom I used to hate was myself. Not because I am a bad guy. I was very sensitive to my own sinful nature. Whenever I used to indulge myself in sinful act, immediately I would be remorseful to such an extent that it was nothing less than hatred.
Titus 3:3 NASBS
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
I hated the teacher who hit me so hard that I pissed in my own pants. I hated my head of the department who insulted me in front of other staff members. This hate list is endless. Dear friends, I haven’t forgotten all those who troubled me as a young boy and man.
If you ask me whether I could forgive them? My answer is YES. I have forgiven them totally. I don’t have anything against them. The reason I could forgive them was only because Jesus Christ forgave me so much. I am no less sinner than those guys who did harm me.
Matthew 6:15 NASBS
But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
It wasn’t easy to forgive those who inflicted wounds. But Jesus Christ gave me grace and healed my wounds. He helped me to forgive each one of them. I could sleep peacefully. I am assured that in forgiveness is my healing. I was convinced that if Christ Jesus could forgive His tormentors from the cross. I am not crucified but definitely I can choose to forgive my transgressors.
I don’t think I had the power in myself to forgive but I believe that Christ empowered me to forgive those who hurt me. God gave me grace to forgive myself as well. I could comprehend my own limitations and failures. He is providing me the grace to love those whom I once hated.
Luke 23:34 NASBSKJV with strong’s application
But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
I don’t think I had the power in myself to forgive but I believe that Christ empowered me to forgive those who hurt me. _ Bible bloggerBible blogger
Abundant blessings dear friend.
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