Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
When I hold on to anger, I am unable to forgive. Anger ties up my forgiveness and puts it out of my reach. If I am to truly forgive, I first must let go of my anger. I often just forget about what I was angry about in the first place. But I am realizing today it is better to actively forget and then actively forgive.
Father God, you have demonstrated the greatest example of setting aside anger and replacing with forgiveness. Help me with my transformation, Lord. Amen
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