Has someone wronged you, and you just cannot seem to get past the hurt, the anger, the sense of betrayal? You’ve tried over and over to forgive from the heart but, if you’re honest with yourself and with God, you still feel bitter about it, still want to get even, still want to be proven right.
It’s entirely understandable. Like grieving, forgiveness is a process. Don’t expect it to be done with overnight. Take courage. Ground won inch by inch is more precious than real estate that is simply handed to us.
Isaiah, looking ahead to Christ, said, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Yes, this verse speaks to our own sin, but it also encompasses the iniquity of the one who has wronged us.
We carry around the burden of this person’s sin needlessly. Jesus took it upon Himself at the cross, so let Him carry it. Relieve yourself of this burden. It wasn’t meant for you. It is far too heavy. Give it to Jesus.
Lord, I forgive; help my unforgiveness!