A couple of days ago, the Lord was dealing with my heart about some hard feelings I had against someone. I didn't realize the hard feelings were even there until He brought them to my attention. I knew I had a problem with being sort of not nice when this person was around, but I never thought anything more of it. When He started dealing with my heart I wasn't even quiet sure what it was that was wrong with me. So, I went to my room and I had a heart to heart talk with God. I knew something was wrong in my soul, but I wasn't sure. As I talked with Him, He began showing me exactly what was wrong in my spirit. I had stored up harsh feelings toward someone and I didn't even realize it. I prayed to God asking Him to forgive me for having those feelings and not seeing them before. I asked God to take away those harsh feeling toward that person. I realized after asking for the harsh feelings to be removed that I needed to confront that person and let them know what had happened. I had a talk with this person and I let them know I had those hard feeling towards them. I asked them to pray with me and we talked about how to make our relationship better. After that, I felt totally different. Those chains of bondage from holding that grudge against that person fell off of me. I felt free and my soul was at peace.
Getting angry at one another is a part of being human. Even Jesus Christ got angry! The Bible says,
"'Be angry, and do not sin': do not let the sun go down on your wrath," Ephesians 4:26 NKJV
When we get mad at people we have to make sure we don' harvest those feelings and bury them deep down inside until it becomes a bondage that we have to have broken off through prayer and fasting. If you are upset or angry at someone, go ahead be angry but, remember to also forgive that person.
"bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you must also do." Colossians 3:13 NKJV
Even if we don't want to forgive we have to. Time after time, God still forgives us. When we knowingly sin, and are truly sorry for our sins, He still forgives us (Matthew 12:31)! Just like God forgives, so must we.
How great is God, that when we make horrible mistakes He still forgives us! Through the pain and hurt we must cause Him, yet He still loves us and forgives us our sins! Glory be to our merciful God! The everlasting God! King of Kings and Lords of Lords! We are FORGIVEN!