16 Inspirational Joyce Meyer Quotes On Forgiveness

#1. You will never forgive if you wait until you feel like it. Choose to obey God and steadfastly resist the devil in his attempts to poison you with bitter thoughts. Make a quality decision to forgive, and God will heal your wounded emotions in due time. ~ Joyce Meyer

#2. You cannot forgive without the power of the Holy Spirit. It's too hard to do on your own. If you are truly willing, God will enable you, but you must humble yourself and cry out to Him for help. In John 20:22-23 Jesus breathed on the disciples and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit!" His next instruction was about forgiving people. Ask God to breathe the Holy Spirit on you so you can forgive those who've hurt you. ~ Joyce Meyer

#3. Forgive quickly. The quicker you do it, the easier it is. ~ Joyce Meyer

#4. Unforgiveness is spiritual filthiness, so get washed in the water of God's Word to forgive and stay clean. ~ Joyce Meyer

#5. Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. ~ Joyce Meyer

#6. I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it's like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way. ~ Joyce Meyer

#7. When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you 'You're no good,' you don't have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you. No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness. ~ Joyce Meyer

#8. Who are you helping most when you forgive the person who hurt you? Actually, you're helping yourself more than the other person. I always looked at forgiving people who hurt me as being really hard. I thought it seemed so unfair for them to receive forgiveness when I had gotten hurt. I got pain, and they got freedom without having to pay for the pain they caused. Now I realize that I'm helping myself when I choose to forgive. ~ Joyce Meyer

#9. Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal. ~ Joyce Meyer

#10. Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received Christ. It is an everyday thing, for the rest of your life. ~ Joyce Meyer

#11. Choosing forgiveness is one of the most difficult things God asks us to do, especially if we believe that whoever hurt us is in the wrong and doesn't deserve to be forgiven. But God instructs us to practice forgiveness. And when we choose to follow the path of forgiveness, we will experience the peace and joy that come through obeying God's Word. ~ Joyce Meyer

#12. When you forgive, you must cancel the debt. Do not spend your life paying and collecting debts. ~ Joyce Meyer

#13. Your fellowship with God flows freely when you’re willing to forgive, but it gets blocked by unforgiveness. ~ Joyce Meyer

#14. Many people ruin their health and their lives by taking the poison of bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. Matthew 18:23-35 tells us that if we do not forgive people, we get turned over to the torturers. ~ Joyce Meyer

#15. Forgive God if you are angry with Him because your life didn’t turn out the way you thought it should. God is always just. There may be things you don’t understand, but God loves you, and people make a serious mistake when they don’t receive help from the only One who can truly help them. ~ Joyce Meyer

#16. You may even need to forgive a situation or an object—the post office, bank, a certain store that may have cheated you, a car that always gave you trouble, etc. Get rid of all poison that comes from bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. ~ Joyce Meyer