Got lots of comments about this painting. It’s called “Forgiveness Prayer” and says, “I forgive you, she said, although she didn’t feel it. I forgive you, she prayed, to help make it true.”
I think we have all struggled with forgiveness at certain times in our lives, especially when it comes to those deeply hurtful things that you think you can never get past. Forgiveness has to be a choice you make first, before you feel it. In fact, the freeing feelings of forgiveness might take a long time to finally come, but they will.
For me, I have to ask God’s help with forgiveness otherwise it just doesn’t happen. I can say I forgive but without Him I will constantly be pulled back into the negativity that an unforgiving heart creates.
Forgiveness is a gift for you. It is not about letting that person who hurt you off the hook. No matter if they apologize, no matter if they never even admit the things they did, God knows. He will handle it all. You don’t need to hold on to anger and hurt because of someone else’s actions.