Forgiveness is something we all struggle with but is also something God desires from us the most. Here are 15 Bible verses to help us learn how to forgive.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. ~ Colossians 3:13
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. ~ Matthew 6:14-15
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. ~ Ephesians 4:31-32
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. ~ Acts 3:19
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. ~ Ephesians 1:7
Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” ~ Hebrews 10:17
The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him. ~ Daniel 9:9
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. ~ Colossians 1:13-14
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. ~ Psalm 103:12
In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.” The LORD replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the LORD fills the whole earth. ~ Numbers 14:19-21
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. ~ Micah 7:18-19
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” ~ Mark 11:25
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. ~ Matthew 26:28
We have all felt lonely before.
It’s a empty feeling of isolation and disconnection. We don’t even have to be by ourselves to experience it. We can feel loneliness while in a relationship, in a crowded room or even when with friends.
Jesus understands the full breadth of loneliness because he experienced it as well. Because with him though, we are never truly alone.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. ~ 1 John 4:13
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ~ Proverbs 18:24
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ~ Matthew 11:28
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. ~ Psalm 68:5-6
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:20
Stressed out today at work? Something happening at home that is bothering you? Below are 10 Bible Verses where God gives you guidance on how to handle stress and worry.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
~1 Peter 5:7
The power of prayer should not be underestimated. It is a blessing that God allows us the privilege to communicate directly with Him through prayer anytime 24/7 with no appointment necessary. What an amazing gift.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. - 1 John 5:14
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. - Jeremiah 29:12
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. - James 5:16
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. - Matthew 21:22
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. - Psalm 5:3
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. - Psalm 42:8
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. - 3 John 1:2
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. - Matthew 26:41
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. -Romans 12:12