Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it.
Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by
God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you.
Rick Warren - What On Earth Am I Here for?
says that those who live by
God’s forgiveness must imitate it. A person whose only hope
is that God will not hold his faults against him forfeits his
right to hold others’ faults against them.
Dr. David Jeremiah, Prayer the Great Adventure
There are some facts that will never
change. One fact is that
you are forgiven. If you are in Christ, when he sees you,
your sins are covered-he doesn't see them. He sees you
better than you see yourself.
Max Lucado, Walking with the Savior
God’s forgiveness extends to the worst offenders and to
anyone who wishes to receive it - not because of who we are, but
because of who He is.
Forgiveness will help you
more than the person you forgive.
You have been forgiven, so act like
A. W. Tozer
Thinking about forgiving is
not enough. You must come to a moment when you say, “With God's
help I now forgive.”
Norman Vincent Peale
Asking for and receiving forgiveness from another
person takes courage.
Our duty, then, is to bear meekly
and patiently the suffering which others may cause us to endure,
to treat with love the hand that strikes us, to forgive thos who
injure us, and to commit all the injustices and inequities of
our lives into the hand of the just and righteous God.
We must learn to forgive the ones
we love and we can practice love only when we have forgiven.
Jaspinder Grover, Forgiveness: A Choice That Can Instantly Heal and Bring Eternal Peace and Happiness!
Happiness is impossible without
repentance, forgiveness, and a right relationship with Christ.
Randy Alcorn, God's Promise of Happiness
God for forgiveness for anything blocking His love to permeate
Kathryn Shirey, Pray Deep for Advent
By saying I forgive, someone is
letting go of the burden of the problem.
Estella Eliot, Positively Christian
Paul wrote to the Ephesians about how to
have unity in Christ Jesus, he admonished them to be kind and
compassionate and to forgive each other in the same way God has
Sarah James, Brides' Devotions to Go
When you read the prophets you can see
God pronouncing judgment on Israel, or you can see his desire
and plea for them to come out of bondage as well as enter into
Shane Callahan, The Secret of the Lord: How to Have a Deeper and More Meaningful Relationship with God
Forgiveness is God’s way. Holding on to
the offense is not His way.
Angie Wagler, All My Rooms: Bringing transformation to the heart of where we live...
Serve the ones who hate you; forgive the
ones who hurt you. Take the lowest place, not the highest; seek
to serve, not to be served.
Max Lucado, Life to the Max
Not only should we request forgiveness and cleansing as we serve God, but we also must be willing to offer forgiveness to those we serve.
Chrystal Armstrong, God's Divine Design for Dating and Marriage
Forgiveness is absorbing the pain,
emitting none in return, and trusting your healing to God.
Vicki Edwards, Spiritual Spa: Creating Space for Women to Encounter God
Our Lord loves us so much that He is more
than willing to forgive us and throw a “feast” for us when we
repent and ask for his forgiveness.
Patrick Baldwin, The Perfection of Purity: A Message To My Daughter