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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, October 6

Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

It is so much easier to forgive when forgiveness is requested. There is that sense that the offender realizes they have hurt you or wronged you, and they want to make it right. When there is no apology, it is rough. We must forgive, but the one who has wronged us has not been made to face the damage they have done. God forgives us before we ask for forgiveness. But now I realize the importance of asking God for forgiveness; it is the recognition of our sin against God. It is acknowledging we hurt God by sinning.

Heavenly Father, I have hurt you with my sins, and I am sorry. I ask for your forgiveness. Help me to be gracious and forgiving to others, even when they do not acknowledge their meanness. Amen

Becky, transforming

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