Are you comfortable with praying this prayer? ‘Lord, when I do you wrong, please handle me the same way I handle people when they do me wrong. In Jesus’ name, amen’. You’re not comfortable with that? Well, If you pray the Lords prayer, that is exactly what you are praying. In Matthew 6:12, Jesus tells us to ask God to ‘forgive our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.’ Forgiveness is not always easy, but it is necessary if you want a close, unhindered relationship with God. An unforgiving heart has stunted the spiritual growth of so many. God holds us accountable for our sins to Him the same way we hold others accountable for their sins to us. Unforgiveness turns into bitterness and bitterness rots you from the inside out. You CAN forgive. Ask God to help you. He wouldn’t have made it a requirement if he wouldn’t help you.
Mark 11:25 – And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses