Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).

Forgiveness is an emotional and spiritual healing process that happens between you and Yahweh.  Reconciliation is a healing process that takes place between you and another person.  Sometimes we are not able to have the reconciliation we would wish for, but we are always called to forgive.

Let’s take one biblical example, Joseph. God elevated Joseph to a position second only to Pharaoh. It was to Joseph that his brothers eventually bowed and pled for mercy. Joseph forgave his brothers. (Genesis 50:19-21). What about us? Can we forgive family members who have done us wrong? Or are we craving family drama instead of peace and love with others?

Never forget God’s abundant grace and the forgiveness He has granted us in spite of our own sins.