I'll be forgiving.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1:18
Understand the offender
Try to understand why the person who hurt you acted the way they did. Understanding leads to compassion—and freedom.
Forgive yourself
The hardest person to forgive is often ourself. Take credit for your good qualities and be gentle when examining your faults.
Talk to the Offender
Try to have a real conversation with the offender. Putting your feelings into words will bring you incredible relief.
Say “I Forgive You”
Tell the offender “I forgive you,” when you are ready. You’ll eventually feel peace displacing the hurt you feel.
Let go of the hurt inside
Don’t let anger hold you hostage. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”
Remember Jesus’s mercy
God forgives our mistakes everyday because He loves us. Be willing to show that same mercy to others.