7 Truths About Forgiveness that Will Set You Free

7 Truths About Forgiveness that Will Set You Free

Looking at God's example of forgiveness and how it is modeled throughout Scripture brings insight to what true forgiveness really looks like lived out in a practical, everyday sort of way. If you're struggling with or currently seeking to forgive others in your own life, I pray these 7 truths about forgiveness will spur you on to keep making every effort to forgive.

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1. True Forgiveness Renews Outlook

Films, books, and TV shows have characters who say lines such as “I’ll forgive you but I’ll never look at you the same way” and so on. But when God forgives, His outlook of the person who has been forgiven isn’t tarnished by past behavior and decisions but refreshed and renewed, like past offenses never happened.

Isaiah 1:18 illustrates God’s perspective when He says, "'Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the LORD. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’”

Becoming a parent helped me to understand this concept better than any other type of relationship in life. My little one could disobey, be difficult and throw tantrums, but then one look at her sweet face and I didn't see any of her past bad behavior, only my much-loved child.

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