The Power of God
“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” Luke 23:34
Have you ever had to suffer because someone else disobeyed God? This was the life that Jesus lived on earth. His entire purpose was wrapped around paying a price He did not owe. Therefore, you can go to Jesus and talk to Him about you suffering because He completely understands how you feel.
Jesus suffered and died for the sins He never committed. He was innocent and never sinned, yet God required him to suffer and die. What kept Him from saying, “It’s not my fault”, or, “It’s just not fair, why me?” What kept Him from self pity? I believe that forgiveness was the “Power of God” that kept Jesus on the path headed to the cross.
Jesus walked on planet earth, feeling all the pain that we do, yet He did not give in to the pain. He walked before us and showed us how to walk daily in the Power of God as He walked in forgiveness. At the moment when He could have called down ten thousand angels to help Him, He instead cried out, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).
This same power from God is available to you right now. Choose to forgive and you will see the “Power of God” released in your situation.