Have you been hurt? Chances are, you probably have. It’s not okay to stay hurt because that’s how unforgiveness starts. It’s been said that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting on someone else to die. God does not want you to hurt any more. Forgiveness is the only way to cut the chain of hurt and bitterness.
God made us alive together with him by forgiving us. Forgiveness is God’s recipe for fresh starts. It is how He started you and me over again. He made us new in Christ where old things passed away and all things became new. (2 Cor. 5:17) He transformed us into brand new, born again, righteous beings by forgiving us.
We as born again Christians have God’s very nature inside of us. So, we’ve not only have been forgiven, but have the capacity to forgive as well. We just need God’s supernatural help to do it.