Learn to Forgive, to Break from Bitterness, and to Remove Resentment “I forgive you.” These three little words are so simple, so complex, and yet so powerful! Forgiveness gives us permission to let go of recent irritation, bitterness, long−held grudges from minor offenses, and festering hurts that keep us up at night. Relationships filled with resentment and bitterness ultimately perish. Relationships filled with forgiveness ultimately prevail. Learn how you can be an expression of God’s grace by forgiving others and find the freedom He intended you to have.
June Hunt starts this minibook with a definitions section where she explains each word associated with forgiveness. Learn all forms of forgiveness and the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Also included in the definitions section are Biblical examples where Jesus forgave sinners and how we can follow his example. Forgiveness isn’t based on a feeling, but rather on the fact that God calls us to forgive.
The last section titled, “Steps to Solution,” gives you practical advice on how to have a heart of forgiveness with:
4 stages of forgiveness
Forgiveness vs. reconciliation
Honesty required for reconciliation
A sample prayer to forgive your offender
7 ways to sustain a forgiving heart
Forgiveness will shed light on the characteristics of an unforgiving heart and the high cost of unforgiveness versus the high reward of forgiveness. Read the captivating story of how Corrie Ten Boom, a woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp, forgave one of her prison guards. Losing her father and sister to that same concentration camp made forgiving this man very hard, for it was only by the grace of God that helped her choose to forgive rather than to be entrapped in bitterness.
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