God forgives us no matter what we’ve done. If God can forgive us of anything, why can we not forgive others when they hurt us?
That makes it sound as if it should be really easy to forgive others, doesn’t? But in reality when someone hurts us really badly it can take incredible strength and character to forgive them and move on or that you can trust them again.
How do we gain that strength and character to be that person? By being a true Christian, after all Jesus told us to:
Jesus said, “Forsake the habit of criticizing and judging others, and then you will not be criticized and judged in return. Don’t look at others and pronounce them guilty, and you will not experience guilty accusations yourself. Forgive over and over and you will be forgiven over and over.” ~ Luke 6:37 (The Passion Translation)
I pray today that God will help each of us to do as Jesus told us, to stop judging and criticising others, but instead forgive them.