Forgiveness is a key for a peaceful and joyful life! Some people hold grudges for years in detriment of their mental health and Spiritual Growth.
“Do not press charges against your neighbor before God.” It is ideal to reconcile but Forgiving without Reconciling is acceptable to Him. I have compiled biblical verses to soften our hearts toward our transgressors.
1. Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. (2 Corinthians 2:7)
2. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
3. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (Colossians 3:13)
4. Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)
5. And forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. (Matthew 6:12)
6. If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. (Matthew 6:14)
7. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:15)
8. Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven! (Matthew 18:21-22)
9. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, “you evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?” (Matthew 18:32-33)
10. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that Your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. (Mark 11:25)
11. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. (Luke 11:4)
12. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive. (Luke 17:4)