"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16

How do we deal with the pain when other Christians refuse to forgive us?  We’ve tried to communicate and sincerely ask for forgiveness but they won’t acknowledge us?    We’ve prayed, we’ve waited and we’ve even fasted but no results.  So now what?

Jesus taught in Matthew 5:23-26 that we need to “leave our sacrifice at the altar and go and seek forgiveness” when we’ve offended someone.  First of all we should allow the Holy Spirit to examine our own hearts.  Ask God to forgive us for our part in the situation…we may not even know if we’ve been offensive to someone but God does and He will empower us to do the right thing.  Whether or not their anger is justified, pray for them, bless them and love them.  They are only human just like we are.   Don’t be paralyzed by their unforgiveness.  Paul wrote in Romans 12:18:  “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone”.  Paul also taught in Philippians 3:13-14: “forget what is behind and strain forward to what is ahead”.  Once you’ve done all you can, you are free whether the other person forgives you or not.


Being wrong is part of being human.  Admitting our mistakes doesn’t make us weak…it makes us strong and it makes us honest.  Covering up or burying our faults affects our closeness with God but being open about our imperfections brings about fellowship not only with God but with others in our lives.

” A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful but if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.”    Proverbs 28:13

No one wants to hang out with someone who thinks they’re ever wrong.  No matter how many issues we have or how many mistakes we make we are always covered by God’s grace.  We should allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.

“Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”  James 5:16a

 We need to think deeply about our faults and we need to confess and forsake them so we can walk in the light.

“If we live in the light, just as He is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another.”  1 John 1:7a 

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