We know forgiveness is important for our health and commanded by God, but how do we forgive?
I encourage you to work on learning how to forgive. There are many roads to forgiveness. I will share a few with you, do not be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of suggestions.
Four steps - Psychologist Robert Enright
Five Strategies - Elizabeth Scott
Six steps to forgiveness - Counselinglibrary.org
Seven steps to true forgiveness - Thriveworks.
As a popular brand proclaims Just Do It!
Philippians 4: 13 AMP I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
1 Corinthians 13 :4-7 AMP Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].
Luke 11: 4 AMP And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended or wronged us]. And lead us not into temptation [but rescue us from evil].
Matthew 6: 14-15 AMP For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.
Ephesians 4: 32 AMP Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.
Colossians 3: 13 AMP bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.
Matthew 18: 21-22 AMP Then Peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered him, “I say to you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven.