Lord Help Me To Forgive Others So That You Can Forgive Me!
For God to intervene in your affairs like you’ve been asking him to, you must release any and all affiliations with that particular matter primarily from the negative angle you’ve been approaching and handling it from.
What is the sense in asking God to fix your situation if you’re always talking about it from a negative perspective? Even more, so your discussions are still in opposition to what you’re asking God to do in that matter.
Here is what you should be doing, after asking God’s will for that particular situation, now ask him to assist you with forgiving those that have hurt you, disappointed you, lying on you or whatever about that matter they’ve done to you. Now, you may say, “Well, Kevin, I have no malice, bitterness, or unforgiveness towards those folks.” Well, this may be true according to you, but why is it that whenever that person/s name comes up in any conversation, you automatically become upset or hostile? You see, my friend, you must clear “YOU” if it is your desire for God to work for you! It is as simple as that. The scripture is CRYSTAL CLEAR, “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses” Mark 11:25
Let’s see what scripture has to say in support of this understanding, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” Psalm 66:18. “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, that he will not hear” Isaiah 59:2.
My friend, I don’t know about you, but I need God not only to hear me but work for me, and scripture has made it abundantly clear that that CANNOT happen if I have it in for those that have dealt with me unjustly.
Lord, we ask you to help us in removing the stubborn stains of unforgiveness, bitterness, disappointment, and whatever else from our hearts that’s causing you to turn a deaf ear to our request. Father, from a human perspective, it is difficult not to mention or frequently speak of the hurt and pain that others have inflicted on us. However, your word assures us that with you, all things are possible. Therefore, we are asking you to wash away the hurt, pain, and whatever else that’s hindering your response to us. Lord, help us “CLEAR OURSELVES” of the evil we are retaining in our hearts for others so that you can now work on our behalf in the name of your son and our savior Jesus Christ. Amen!
Kevin L A Ewing
Also, read Spiritual benefits of forgiveness