Questions For The THRIVE Team
It is not easy to forgive a hurt, especially one that was inflicted by a loved one. The forgiveness of your husband is meant to free you from the responsibility of getting even or throwing back at (or to?) him this “old” sin. It is also meant to relieve you from the pain. You can heal from the past by beginning to pick up the broken pieces with the help of Jesus Christ.
Oswald Chambers said, “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” Jesus is extending His hand to give you comfort and peace. Bring your pain to Him in prayer and ask Him to teach you to forgive yourself as well. Remember to make it complete and final—never to be opened up again like an old sore. Only then will you experience joy from your pain!