Forgive As God Has Forgiven You

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

Once, I met a sprightly Christian lady in her seventies who looked a lot younger than she was. Curious, I decided to find out the secret of her youthfulness. As we talked, I learned that she was someone who was easygoing—this happy-go-blessed lady doesn’t take things to heart when offended and is quick to forgive or let go.

She reminds me of an encouragement that God gives us in His Word: Be tenderhearted and forgiving. My friend, God has your best interests at heart when He tells you to forgive and let go. He wants you to be happy and to live a long, healthy life. Nursing a hurt or anger against someone and having unforgiveness in your heart aren’t worth losing your joy, peace and health over.

Beloved, if you find it difficult to forgive someone, then look to the cross and see how perfectly God has let go every sin you have and will ever commit. Bring Jesus into your bitter situation. When you know how perfectly He loves you and has forgiven you, you’ll be able to forgive that person too. And the more you let go of offences against you, the less the enemy is able to make inroads into your mind, heart and body. Like the lady I mentioned, you’ll live a happier, healthier and longer life, with a lot fewer wrinkles and frown lines!


  • Martha Sias'Castro says:

    The name of Jesus Christ my savior who died for me and my sins has showed me through out my 55yrs, I’m 60 now, I can remember meeting Jesus Christ in catacisum at the age of 8-9 yrs old, and knowing as a child who and what this name and person could do for me, and has done for me I’m a testimony to my Jesus Christ precious love I’m going on 61 and I feel like 16 thank you Jesus and thank you for Pastor Joseph Prince Amen.

  • Nora Cardoza-Deering says:

    Dear Joseph ,
    I felt the message of Forgive Ness spoke directly to me and my situation. Thank you very much Nora Cardoza-DeeringFrom Indiana

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