It’s only when we have first received and experienced God’s forgiveness in our own lives that we can truly learn to extend that forgiveness to others. When I stop to consider my own life and what God has forgiven me for, there is so much grace for others. God has been super generous with grace for me, so I hope that I can always be quick to forgive and release others.
God asks us to forgive because it’s actually good for us. He is a just God and we can rest assured that if he asks us to forgive it will not result in injustice. He makes things right in his own way. Releasing others through forgiveness isn’t just a passing suggestion we can ignore, it’s a command repeated over and over throughout scripture.
Brenda Drost is a Pastor and Speaker who is known for her warm smile and passionate preaching style. Whether she is teaching at her home church or out on the road, she loves to bring challenging messages that actually help people live out their faith in the real world. She and her husband live on their farm in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada where they have raised their four children. Find out more about Brenda here.