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Can you really forgive someone?

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forgive, meltdown, sorry, release, trust“You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3:13 NLT).

Several years ago, a ‘friend’ called me and in the middle of the conversation she started yelling at me. All I could say to her was that I was so sorry that she felt that way. Till this day, I have no idea what happened and why she had her ‘melt down’. I’ve reached out to her several times. She’s cordial but the friendship is no more. In fact, a mutual friend has tried to bring us back together but it hasn’t happened.

That day I was very upset as well as puzzled by what happened; however, I forgave her immediately.  I’m not saying that I was without fault; I just don’t know what I did to cause her attitude. Years have passed, we’ve both moved on and I wish for her only the very best.

All of us that walk on this earth are with fault. We say and do things that can upset others. We can be upset by what someone else does to us. Should we hold grudges? Should we forgive?

Has someone hurt you?

Can you forgive?

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  Matthew 6:12

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.  Ephesians 1:7

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; Daniel 9:9

Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13

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