This is something we all want and need and yet it is so hard to give to others. The part to work on is remembering this is not saying what someone did or said is Ok…forgiveness is making a commitment to not hold on to bitterness and hardness in your heart over something that happened in the past and can’t be changed. We all make mistakes and we all will be making more mistakes in life, forgiveness is about the courage to move forward and to find joy, it is about letting go of the things in the past. The best place to start to forgive is to turn to God in prayer, as He has forgiven you already. Look up the serenity prayer and use it to speak to God about the forgiveness needed in your life. May God’s grace and mercy be with you.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
(This photo was taken in July of 2016 at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming)