Jesus, Teach Me Day 2: Forgiveness Brings Freedom

“And forgive us our debts, and we forgive our debtors.” Matthew 6:12 (KJV)

Forgiveness Brings Freedom

Dear mom, do you struggle with unforgiveness toward a friend, your children, or your spouse?

Recently the Holy Spirit led me to “house clean” my soul. I needed a breakthrough in the area of forgiveness but kept getting pulled back into unforgiveness- though it wasn’t my intention. Memories of how I was wronged kept resurfacing. I would forgive, the memory would come back, and then I would repent and forgive again, thinking it would eventually go away. To my dismay, the unforgiveness continually popped up, causing me such grief.

I started asking the Lord why this kept happening because my heart was to truly forgive. Through the help of the Holy Spirit and a dear therapist, the Lord revealed two wounds not fully healed from years ago in which I had felt deeply rejected and betrayed. Once I forgave those two people and broke the covenant of unforgiveness I had made with those two wounds, the most recent one healed too. I was finally able to let go! The unforgiveness and pain were completely GONE!

Our unhealed wounds from the past have a way of bubbling up, triggering unforgiveness in other areas of the present. As long as they’re not taken care of, they become a chain reaction, triggering unhealthy emotions that keep us captive. Jesus knew the importance of forgiveness – it’s a huge key leading to our freedom.

“And forgive us our debts, and we forgive our debtors.” Matthew 6:12 (KJV)

He paid for it by forgiving us of EVERY sin we’ve ever committed or ever will (He died ONCE for all – Read Romans 6). It’s extremely important we forgive those who have hurt us if we desire to live in complete freedom for His honor and glory.

If you’re struggling in this area, ask Jesus to uncover any wounds of bitterness from the past which may lie deeply buried because of pain. Sometimes we need someone wise to help us.

If you truly desire to be free in your heart, Jesus will not only uncover but heal you and completely unravel the unforgiveness web. Repent and break any covenants you have made (associated with the unforgiveness at hand) and ask the Holy Spirit to fill you in that place. His oil soothes and mends the unmendable.

Let’s pray…

Jesus, it is my desire to have a clean and pure heart. Search me and show me areas not fully surrendered to You. Thank you for unveiling and shining your light on any webs of darkness or tangled lies I’m believing. Show me Your face; reveal Your Truth to me. I want to be free. I release all unforgiveness caused by wounds in my soul, and I release the person who caused my pain. Heal me, Lord, in this place. Thank you for caring for my heart in profound ways no one else can. Thank you for forgiving me for all the wrongs I have done. I love you, my sweet Jesus. Amen

Love and Prayers,

Mari Jo Mast and the My Help Club for Moms Team


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