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.



A Balanced View of Shame
A Clean Slate: How to Forgive Someone
Creating a Legacy of Forgiveness: Cancel the Debt
Getting Past Guilt: Overcoming Barriers to Feeling Forgiven
Giving the Unexpected
How Can I Manage My Anger?
How Do I Respond to Someone Who Has Hurt Me?
How Does the Death of Jesus Save Me?
Humility Has a Selective Memory
The Freedom of Forgiving
The Fruit of Forgiveness
This Should Be Me
Why Forgiving Someone Is Hard and How to Do It