The process of forgiveness is activated by a conscious decision to respond in obedience to the movement of God’s Spirit upon the heart. Feelings confirm what was accomplished by faith.
Read Num. 14:18-19, Ps. 103:8-18, Ps. 118:1-14, Matt. 6:14-15, Matt. 18:21-35, Eph. 4:31-32
Be grateful that in spite of your own failures, you have known mercy in Christ. Now, apply that same mercy to the one who has hurt you. By an act of your will, forgive. Don’t hesitate. It is an essential condition for the Father’s forgiving you.
God, our Father of mercies, Your kindness reached us before we knew to call Your name. Enable us to deal mercifully with others. To know You is to know life eternal. Free us from things that the enemy would use to hold us in bondage. Amen.