Many of us really don’t understand what forgiveness is. We struggle through all kinds of misconceptions about what it means to forgive others. It is not about trusting the person that hurt you or forgetting what happened. Forgiveness is about letting go of all desire to get even or even seek fairness. It is about moving forward to trust God with justice.
We forgive because that is what is right and what Jesus commands us to do. Jesus reminds us we do this because He forgave us. He knows if we hold on without forgiving that resentment will control us and the pain never stops. We do this by letting go of our desire to seek justice and trusting His grace is enough. God loves you and forgives you so show the same to those that hurt you.
If you are struggling with the idea of forgiveness, then check this out and let’s chat – Here is a good article at GotQuestions.com to help you process this.