Last night I was meditating on Ephesians 2:4. The Lord rich in mercy. Psalm 145:8-9 says, “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”
We are to be as He is. Roman 13:14 tells us to put on the Lord Jesus Christ. I never linked His mercy before with my forgiveness of others. Our flesh won’t forgive. We have to align our heart with His mercy towards us. We did not get what we deserved. He took our sins upon Himself.
Forgiveness is extending the same mercy we have received towards those who have hurt us deeply.