Some people are naturally more forgiving than others, no matter the depth of the pain. Trust me, some things are harder to forgive; in fact some people would hurt you, only God will be able to forgive them, because you may never.
Yea, Forgiveness is not easy. There’ll be days you’d think about how people have hurt you, and you’d wish a car would just run them over….Some would hurt you and never even be sorry or apologize for their actions… you’d wait for karma to catch up with them right? but think, what about the people you have hurt too??Many times, forgiveness is one of the hardest choices in our lives, but if you don’t practice forgiveness, you might be the one who pays most dearly.
By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy. Consider how forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Being hurt by someone, particularly someone you love and trust, can cause anger, sadness and confusion. If you dwell on hurtful events or situations, grudges filled with resentment, vengeance and hostility can take root. If you allow negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice.
As you let go of grudges, you’ll no longer define your life by how you’ve been hurt. You might even find compassion and understanding
What if the person I’m forgiving doesn’t change?
Getting another person to change his or her actions, behavior or words isn’t the point of forgiveness. Think of forgiveness more about how it can change your life — by bringing you peace, happiness, and emotional and spiritual healing. Forgiveness can take away the power the other person continues to wield in your life.
Forgiveness won’t necessarily erase all your pain. When somebody has deliberately betrayed you, and something reminds you about what that person has done, it’s natural to still feel hurt or resentment or even spasms of hate. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you lose all negative feelings forever, but it will bring you peace.