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The word forgiveness draws various reactions. If we’re talking about God’s forgiveness of us, it can be a soothing topic resulting in gratitude and peace. If we need to seek forgiveness from someone we’ve wronged, we might wrangle a bit with our pride before we finally approach that person in humility—but our resulting cleared conscience makes it well worth the effort.
Usually, however, the most uncomfortable kind of forgiveness is what we must extend to someone who has wronged us or hurt us deeply. The Bible says a lot about this kind of forgiveness—perhaps because our emotions arm wrestle with it and other lingering memories skirmish with it. It’s really hard to do.
Find out what God’s Word says about forgiveness, how essential it is to understand, and how to actually do it . . . if we want to grow in our walk with God.
- 30 Days to Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness Steve Johnson
- A Balanced View of Shame John Adair
- A Clean Slate: How to Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You Charles R. Swindoll
- Creating a Legacy of Forgiveness: Cancel the Debt Charles R. Swindoll
- Forgive . . . and Sing the Song of the Soul Set Free Charles R. Swindoll
- Freedom through Forgiveness Karen Weaver
- Getting Past Guilt: Overcoming Barriers to Feeling Forgiven Charles R. Swindoll
- Giving the Unexpected Charles R. Swindoll
- How Can I Manage My Anger? Biblical Counselling Ministry
- How Do I Respond to Someone Who Has Hurt Me? Biblical Counselling Ministry