Matthew West – Forgiveness

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 You might have heard the song “Forgiveness” by Matthew West. But do you know the incredible story that inspired him to write it? Discover it here…

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  1. Elina on 18/09/2019 at 8:47 AM

    Just wonderful, but yes so hard. I sometimes have the true impression that I forgive, but then, at a moment I do not expect, bitterness may appear again. I just feel hypocrite, I feel my forgiveness was not deeply given. Then, again I Ask Jésus to help me to truly forgive my husband for example. And this situation may happen again and again..

    • Cyndi on 18/09/2019 at 3:09 PM

      Wow! Powerful message, ty for sharing!

    • Kathy on 18/09/2019 at 6:16 PM

      That’s why Jesus told Peter that we must forgive a person 7 times 70. It’s a process, not “one and done”. It may take 490 times. It’s just important to be persistent. It will happen eventually if you continue to forgive every time the hurt rears its ugly head. Ask Jesus to help you.

  2. Kobus Holtzhausen on 18/09/2019 at 11:35 AM

    Ask the Lord to truely bless that person

  3. Mary on 18/09/2019 at 12:04 PM

    Elina, I read advice that helped me when bitterness returned and I replayed the offense in my mind after I forgave. The advice was to remember that I forgave. It’s not that my forgiveness wasn’t genuine enough, it was just hard to let go. When tempted to go back to bitterness, and even if I go far down that path, if I see it, I can say, “Oh, wait, I already forgave. That is what’s true.” I can agree with God that returning to bitterness is wrong, and grab hold of Jesus’ cloak as I get back in the right direction of “whatever is true, whatever is noble….”
    I hope that helps. It lifted a burden from me that made me think I wasn’t capable of forgiving or being genuine. I really can’t forgive, but am so relieved the power is God’s, not mine.

  4. Crystal on 18/09/2019 at 12:21 PM

    Forgiving is difficult but the cross reminds me that my pain is nothing compared to what Jesus endured for me. He can. He will set us free. He has paid our penalty and wants to see us do the same, setting others hearts aflame with our forgiveness. Peace be with us all as we let it all go in Jesus name. Amen.

  5. Michelle Annette Rowe on 18/09/2019 at 2:15 PM

    I received an email from you that has really got me thinking , thinking in a different way.. I am one of those people that holds a grudge. Looking back on my life , the only one that suffered is me. They all have wonderful lives and I live in my car now. I Thank You for sending this.
    Respectfully,
    Michelle Rowe
    425-268-3281

    • Berta Gonzales on 18/09/2019 at 3:00 PM

      I love this song. Thank you Jesus
      I pray for forgiveness of all my sins.

  6. Scott E Willett on 18/09/2019 at 3:22 PM

    Powerful testimony, and what an awsome Savior we serve. Thank u for Forgiveness!!!

  7. Missy on 18/09/2019 at 3:29 PM

    Such a heart warming story of forgiveness! ❤️

  8. Marie on 18/09/2019 at 4:58 PM

    Amazing. Powerful testimony. We have to learn t forgive as the Father taught us to do, so that we might be forgiven as well. Thanks.

  9. Bernice Matheson on 18/09/2019 at 7:56 PM

    The world would be such a better place if we all took a page from this wonderful person. God bless you 🙏🏾✨

  10. Taiwo on 22/09/2019 at 1:05 AM

    Amen 🙏

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