The power of forgiveness is indeed life-changing. But sometimes it is hard to forgive someone most especially if the case left a big scar in your wholeness.
Whether it is a conflict with a person or a misconstruing with your loved one, or some enduring grievance with your close friends or colleagues, the pain and or anger inside of you creates a big impact on you a lot more deeply than you can visualize. It is hard to let go of something like this. It is easier to say for someone to just let go of it and forgive the person. But the truth is, forgiving someone is one of the hardest things that you can do.
How can you mend a situation like this?
Is it really possible to forgive someone easily? Well, if you will ask me, my answer is torn between yes and no. Yes, because if you will put God in the center of your life, the process of forgiving will be much easier to handle. No, because sometimes our ego is killing us. Our pride is hindering us to forgive others. We have our reasonings, but sometimes our reasons are becoming unreasonable.
We can allow ourselves to feel the pain and process the whole situation in a given time frame. But you shouldn’t prolong the pain. The way you handle the pain will not make you stronger. Instead, it makes you weaker and that includes your faith. Just like what they say, “You’ll never know how strong your heart is until you learn to forgive who broke it.” We want to convince you that forgiving is not a sign of weakness. Forgiving is healing. And forgiving someone is a sign that you accept the fact that people can make mistakes.
“Life is not implied for harming any individual. If you agonized an individual you will surely need to modify the circumstance.”
Forgive and Let God Do the Rest
Forgiving others may be very hard to do especially to those who have deeply wounded us. The love of Christ is the only one who can set us free from the pain. A heart that knows the power of forgiveness and lets others be free from the grudges of the past is a greater gift you can offer to God.
Tell God what happened and how you feel. Let him evaluate the situation. Let him touch your soul and heart to able to transform the anger and hurt into peace and love. Deplore your thirst for punishment and revenge. Proclaim God to be the judge over the individual and the situation.
May we follow Jesus, who is our savior. When He gives us grace, He gives us the power to forgive. May the river of God’s life circulate with us so we pray for everyone we meet. May we admonish every individual of just how much they are loved by God. As we offer our lives away in mercy and love, we set ourselves free. A lot of us do not understand the power of forgiving each other, but it is a higher form of repercussion than any one of us has actually ever accomplished.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).