Does Forgiving Mean Forgetting? - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verses: 1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Psalm 103:12

“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.”

Reflect and Respond:

Facing a memory can be painful, but Jesus knows your pain first-hand. Ask Him to help you forgive today. Ask Him to help you heal from any wounds you experienced. How can we pray for you today?


Jesus, You suffered so much, yet You forgave the very people who hurt You. We've all hurt You along the way, yet You turn to us - to me - in love. You've forgiven me. You've set me free. Please help me release the people who have wronged me in the past, and please heal me from their wounds. I pray this in Your good Name. Amen.

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Praise God! He is so ever faithful. When I think of past hurts done to me, in Jesus kind , and loving way- I’m reminded of pain, and hurts I’ve done to others , thank you Lord!
Thank you
Thank you Jesus for forgiving me Of my sins.
I thank You Lord for not choosing to hold my many transgressions against me but rather for choosing to forgive me. Help me to set those boundaries which will not require others to seek my forgiveness.
Amen 🙏🏿
Thank you Jesus for ridding the 🌍 of our sins. We are all truly blessed. Thank you lord for the messiah 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
I agree - If we 'forget' - we would have a higher chance of repeating the mistakes. Learning from our mistakes is important, or we cannot move ahead. To repent means to 'change one's way of thinking' - and I think they requires remembering errors made in the past. Forgiveness is part of changing our minds - not holding on to anger, resentment, etc. At least, that is my understanding.
Thank you Jesus for forgiving me
I am beginning blessed every day I read these kinds of words thanks
Thank you for this excellent message.
Thank you Father for your forgiveness. Help me to forgive myself and those who have wronged me. In Jesus name. Amen
Timely ...
Lord, please help us forgive and then avoid dragging the memories into the present. We must look and move forward in Your love. Amen.
Thank you, Lord, for freeing me and making me a better person today than I was yesterday. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Thank you for this message.
Help me forget Lord knowing that I will never forget but be right in my life so that I will stop repeating the same mistakes.