ACCEPTING AN APOLOGY & FORGIVENESS YOU MAY NEVER RECEIVE

In situations where two parties have wronged each other, apologies and forgiveness need to take place. Depending on the situation, there may be difficulty in both apologizing and forgiving. But one must do so because it is right to do so.  The Bible teaches us that when we repent, we are apologizing for our sins and God forgives us. Hebrews 8:12 (NLT) states, “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” When God forgives us, He remembers it no more; however, some people aren’t so quick to forgive nor apologize if they have wrong you. You must be prepared for forgiveness you may never receive as well as an apology you many never receive. But if you did your part in apologizing and forgiving, learn to be okay with that. God knows your heart. When the other person chooses not to ask for or accept forgiveness, pride and bitterness has their heads up. Hand that individual over to God and pray for them. You have done your part and there is nothing else you can do. Never let another’s person pride or bitterness make you feel bad. There is strength in living with an apology that you may never receive. And there should be comfort in knowing that you apologized and forgave in spite of. Blessings are in your favor because of that. Let God take of those who do not forgive or accept forgiveness. If a person chooses not to do so, God doesn’t forgive them for their wrongs. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15 NLT). So, there may be times you will have to accept an apology that you will never receive. But God knows and He sees. You do your part, give the rest to God and He will do His part. Just move on. It will be okay. Be Blessed. – S.L.M.

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