Everyone deserves forgiveness and a second chance but does every forgiveness deserves reconnection?
I was in a very bad place sometimes ago, it was a tough one and my friendship was tested beyond what I couldn’t handle but guess what, I forgave and reconnected.
When a person offends you, the first thing that you just want to do at time is to just get away from that person and never see them again if possible. I was reading an article concerning sexual abuse and one of the victims said;
“I thought seeing him locked up, beat up, abused by others and dead would ease the pain or even make me feel better but guess what, i felt empty even after forgiveness and trying to forget“.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
At times I wondered what goes on in the mind of the person I have offended and hurt so badly. Do they truly forgive me? Does my presence bring backs the hurt the pain or can they really forget?
Some reconnections after forgiveness hurts so much that you wished you didn’t forgive them. I recently started reading some Bible verses on forgiveness and understanding the true depth of forgiveness, to forget and have a clean heart. I have people that I have totally forgiven but I just can see myself reconnecting back to them or going back to what we used to have.
Does that make me a bad person or human?
9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.’ 14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Have you ever reconnected with someone that hurt you badly?
How did you forget a hurtful event after forgiveness?