During the past two months, I have seen many people at odds with each other. Emotions are high and people are feeling confused and defensive.

We must remember to stand united as the body of Christ. We all have the same purpose – following God and reaching the lost. That is why right now I believe Ephesians 4:32 is so important, “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (NKJV) 

We can often forget all that Christ has done for us and therefore fail to show that same kindness and forgiveness to our family members, friends, even strangers around us.

Unforgiveness can not only damage our relationship with the person we are at odds with, but it is also detrimental to our fellowship with our heavenly Father.

I urge you today if you have unforgiveness towards someone in your life to remember what Christ has done for you. You may feel like the person does not deserve your forgiveness but we didn’t deserve God’s forgiveness either, and yet He still forgave us. Forgiving someone will take a weight off of you as well as help your relationship with them and God.

Be kind and tenderhearted as Ephesians 4 describes. If you are struggling with that or unforgiveness, ask the Lord for help. He will always lead you and help you by His Holy Spirit when you ask for it.

These are challenging times, but we stand together there is nothing we can’t overcome.