God has already forgiven us in Christ Jesus. We receive His forgiveness through repentance and faith in His Son's death for us.
Originally Posted by HisLove
God trusts that it is genuine because it (repentance and faith) is a work of His from start to finish besides, He knows our hearts and thoughts before we think them. He works in us both to do and to will of His good pleasure. Phil. 2:13
Forgiveness should always be seen as a gift of a humongous debt paid that we could never repay. If God forgave such a huge debt to us how much more should we be forgiving to one another whose debts are miniscule in comparison.
♪ Each day may Christ become clearer, His Cross dearer, Our Hope nearer. ♫