Monday, November 17, 2014

Forgiveness

It Is Written, Matthew 6:14, "for if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you".
In today's world there is a lot of pressure on everyone. The news is generally bad. You read about it, you hear about it, and you see it all around you.
Injustice is commonplace. People do strange things, or have no regard for the law or each other. You run into crabby people, who take out their frustrations on everyone they meet. It seems like everything you buy doesn't work, or is just plain junk. You can't get any help, because people just don't seem to care about what they do. Throw in satan, and you have a real recipe for disaster.
Does any of this sound familiar? It sure does to me. Under these conditions many people turn to God in desperation, or they are looking for a bit of magic or something to straighten it all out. The real answer presents a real dilemma to many people, because they are uncomfortable accepting it.
Well my friends, God is the only answer, but when someone has so much trouble, the last thing most want to hear about is God. Whether you believe it or not doesn't change the truth. Call on the name of Jesus and mean it. If you think there is no good news, you haven't read the Bible, the word of God.
Try this. Stop dwelling on bad news. Don't even listen to a weather report. Read the Bible every day, for the same amount of time you used to spend on the bad news. Study it. Meditate on it. Believe it.
When you accept Jesus in your heart, and live according to biblical ways as defined by Jesus, He will work in your life. He does however, require you to trust in Him, and makes it mandatory for you to forgive everyone for what you think they did to you. When you forgive others, God will forgive you. Don't judge anyone, and you won't be judged.
When you dwell on things of God, instead of the world, God will never let you down. Forgive others and don't judge, and God will hear your prayers. I'm not saying you should walk around in a stupor and not recognize what is happening, I am just saying when you hear the bad news, or suffer some type of injustice, realize that you must forgive, and know in your heart that God has things under control.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.