Day 27: Forgiven So We Can Forgive

27 May 2024

3.3 MINS


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To forgive others so we can live in love and unity.


“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

– Ephesians 4:32

“Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’. And they cast lots, dividing his garments.”

– Luke 23:34


My story is about forgiveness. To me, forgiving others is the hardest thing any person can do. I want to share with you a couple of stories from my own experiences.

I was in a Zoom meeting with First Nation Sovereignty Council (FNSC), and I was asked how we can better ourselves as Indigenous people. I said as First Nation people we have to forgive each other. We have to forgive our own families, communities and tribes – and others too.

One brother from the Kimberly said, “What Pastor James said is true. We have to forgive each other so we go forward.”

Sometimes people can’t forgive because it’s hard for them. There is pain and it’s traumatic.

I understand this pain and trauma. My past includes mental, racial, physical and sexual abuse. As a result, I had unforgiveness in my heart.

But giving my heart and life to Jesus was the best thing I ever did. Surrendering myself to Him was life-changing.

When I surrendered to Jesus, He removed all the unforgiveness in my heart and replaced it with His forgiveness and love. Amen!

So now I share forgiveness, unity and love all over the nation. This is the message God has put on my heart to share.

I have many testimonies about sharing God’s message of forgiveness. But I’ll only share this one.

My son-in-law was rejected by his mother and as a result, held anger against her.

I told him, “You must forgive your mother no matter what.” I told him that I was also rejected by my mother. But I had forgiven her and I loved her.

When you forgive someone who hurt you, it opens you up to healing through the almighty God, Jesus.

I can tell you I’ve had pain and trauma for over 45 years, so sometimes people can still come against you, but it’s up to you how to deal with it.

I’m not perfect. Far from it, as what I’ll share next shows. The other day, I was at my home. I decided to blow my shofar at the front of my place. After I blew it, my next-door neighbour went off his head. He called me everything black – black this and black that (swearing words).

It hurt me deeply to hear racism at my age, now 58 years old. I told my neighbour to get back on the ship he came in. Immediately I said, “Lord, forgive me, I didn’t mean to say that. Please forgive me, Lord.” And I will keep praying for my neighbour.

Don’t try and be perfect, because only God is. Jesus knows our hearts. Sometimes we are going to be challenged. But as long as I’m sharing God’s message about forgiveness, love and unity, I’m where God wants me to be.



Abba Father, Yeshua and Holy Spirit, Father God, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit,

I pray that forgiveness, love and unity will spread in our families, communities and tribes. I pray that it extends across all the nation. May it spread all over the world.

I pray that as we forgive, You will give us the healing we need, release the pain, and help us move forward. May we move forward as people, families, communities, tribes and nations.

Yeshua, I pray that your message of forgiveness and unity will spread through
your beloved children of this nation.

Through the blood of Yeshua, amen.

Author Bio

James DarginPastor James Dargin is a father and grandfather, and he lives in Warilla, New South Wales. He carries a powerful message of forgiveness and works closely as a team member of the i4Give Foundation.

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