Forgiveness is something we are required to do biblically speaking.
Jesus said in Matthew 6 that if we forgive others when they sin against us, our Heavenly Father will also forgive us.
Jesus went on to say that if we do not forgive others their sin, our Father will not forgive our sin.
It may seem old, but there is freedom in forgiveness. There is freedom from the baggage that we carry against whoever hurt us.
This ball of hurt, anger, resentment, or hatred gets heavy sometimes and it leeches over into other areas of our lives.
It’s like poison dropped into our hearts that slowly contaminates our body.
It changes our perceptions and relationship with others.
It changes how we live.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean we forget what happened. It also doesn’t mean that that we have to make that person a part of our lives. It just means that we’re letting go, moving on, and trusting God to make whatever recompense needs to be done, if any.
Forgiveness is the act of giving that baggage to God to carry, while we free ourselves to live in peace and harmony.
If there is someone in your life that you need to forgive, I implore you to go to God in prayer and ask him to help you.
He is able.