Do you ever have a hard time forgiving when you’ve been wronged?
Forgiveness can be really difficult and complex. The reason for that is because most of the times you aren’t ready to let go of the pain, the hurt, the anger, or the trauma that it caused you. You feel like you deserve to be angry, therefore, you don’t want the situation to just end with a simple, sorry.
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32
It’s never too late to let it all go and recover from the situation. Forgiveness is more about you than the one who hurt you.
Sometimes, when someone hurts you…
It can make you feel worthless, like they didn’t care if it hurt you,
especially when you never got an apology, or they never ask for forgiveness.
Or the other way around…
You may be so hurt that you don’t feel they are worthy of your forgiveness.
You may even think, “Who am I to be forgiven when I can’t forgive?”
Remember this…. Jesus knows what first-hand what pain is. Even when He is Hurt, He says,
“You are forgiven; You are loved,
You are worthy & You are worthy of love.”