Rely on God’s Grace
With grace, we can forgive others as God has forgiven us.
Seek God’s Forgiveness
Knowing we’re forgiven makes it easier to forgive.
It’s hard to give others what we deny ourselves.
Forgive, but Don’t Forget
Forgetting a great hurt isn’t possible. But we can let go.
Don’t Set Conditions
Forgiveness is a free gift, given without restrictions or expectations.
Analyze the Situation
Did we play a role in our being hurt? Was the one who hurt us hurting too?
Understand the Other
Bad behavior can spring from bad circumstances.
Feel Your Anger
Feeling angry after a hurt is normal. But don’t let it harden into resentment.
Keep on Keeping on
Forgiveness is a marathon, not a sprint. There’s grace in the struggle.
Find a Friend
A wise friend, counselor, or minister can help us forgive.