Somebody said that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.
I found that to be true.
I didn’t realize how freeing it could be to let go of the past and release the person who has hurt you.
It doesn’t change the past but it definitely opens up greater things for the future.
Here’s a post I wrote on that experience.
Below is an amazing video on the power of forgiveness.
“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” (Corrie Ten Boom)
“Unforgiveness denies the victim the possibility of parole and leaves them stuck in the prison of what was, incarcerating them in their trauma and relinquishing the chance to escape beyond the pain.” (T.D. Jakes)
“Every time you ask for forgiveness, you recognize that the biggest problems you face in life exist inside of you, not outside of you.” (Paul David Tripp)
“You will never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you.” (Max Lucado)