What to do when it’s hard to forgive

Are you having a hard time forgiving someone who has deeply hurt you?

Perhaps, you might think that you will never restore the relationship even if you forgive him. What’s more, that person doesn’t seem to have the willingness to reconcile with you.

bible scripture about forgiving others hug comfort

If that’s the case, you need to realize this: forgiving others is not just about reuniting and reconciling with them. It is ultimately about obeying God’s command to forgive.

We read in Ephesians 4:31-32:

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

It is about elevating your relationship with God over the broken relationships you have with others. While yes, it’s good to restore relationship with others, but sometimes, this is not always possible.

📌 Do you want to learn more about how to forgive others? You better read, “Bible Scripture About Forgiving Others: 7 Verses to Know.”

Nevertheless, it is our duty to forgive others — meaning, we release the need for revenge or retribution. This allows us to move forward in our lives.

Don’t let the shackles of past hurt, bitterness, and frustration keep you imprisoned. God has a wonderful future for you and you might not receive it simply because you’re bound to your past. I know it might be difficult, but with God’s help, grace, and mercy, you can forgive others just like God has forgiven you.

(P.S. forgiving one another is one of the most important commands we see in the Bible. However, it’s not something natural for us to do. If you wish to learn more about forgiveness, I highly recommend you join our online course, “7 Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Christians.” In this course, you’ll understand the fundamental principles on how you can become more forgiving and demonstrate God’s mercy and grace in our lives.)

Leave a Reply