Forgive and forget

How often do you hear people say, “That’s unforgiveable!”?

Or do you know any people who tell you over and over again how someone has done them wrong?

Such attitudes are the result of our human nature.

However, they are not good for us.  Repeating stories about how we suffered at someone else’s hands reinforces the pain in our own minds.

We truly need to forgive and forget.

Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “Forgive us our wrongdoings as we forgive others.”   (My paraphrase.)  Luke 11:2-4

If we do not forgive, can we be forgiven?

It can be easier to forgive another person than to forgive ourselves.  We have to learn to forgive ourselves too.  If we confess our faults to God, He forgives us.  We have to accept that He has forgiven us and there is no use hanging on to our guilt.

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.  Psalm 103:12 (NIV)

Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget?

by Krista on December 21, 2013

Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it — you forgave them.

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