Thursday, January 3, 2013

Joyce Meyer: Learn to Forgive Like Jesus...

I once heard about a teenager who was drinking & caused an accident that killed a man's wife & child. The man knew God wanted him to forgive the young man who caused the accident, & through much prayer he was able to let the love of God flow through him.

That man knew how to forgive like Jesus. He understood that this young man was also hurt himself & needed healing.

When people hurt us, we should learn to look at what people have done to themselves instead of just looking at what they have done to us. Usually, when a person hurts someone else, he's probably hurting himself at least as much & is suffering some fallout as a result. That's why, as He hung on the cross in agony, Jesus said to His murders, 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.'

That's  incredible forgiveness. Let that inspire you today. We still need to seek to forgive like Jesus.

***You can find this devotional plan, along with others from the YouVerison Bible app under Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life


  1. forgiveness is definitely a virtue. Last year I went through something that stopped me from talking to family members & once I forgave them it felt like a big weight had been lifted. Harboring hatred is not healthy.

    1. That's great to hear! The power of forgiving is something else. I'm glad you were able to overcome it and forgive within.


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