Matthew 18:21 “…How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me?…” (CEV)
Child – Your forgiving of others is the key to freedom. You will experience pain if you hold onto slights, disappointments or hurts. Unless you forgive others, you will be trapped by the enemy’s snare. Holding onto unforgiveness does not punish “them.” You are the only one who suffers when you do.
No, they might not deserve it. And yes, they may keep on being “that way,” but you are the only one damaged by holding onto resentment. It’s like having a splinter in a place where you rub it and irritate it over and over again. With my help, pull it out and allow it to heal or you will suffer constant pain as you retouch it.
Watch for the small things that are peace stealers. Insignificant things that you believe you’re too mature to be hurt by can add up when you store them away instead of immediately giving them to Me. Talk to Me and I will show you where you are holding onto unforgiving thoughts.