We need to realize that when we don’t forgive, we are holding on to something that hurts ourselves. I’ve read a quote once and it said, “Not forgiving someone is like drinking poison yourself, so that the other person might die.” We need to learn to give up this air chasing fight.
Ask God to teach you to let go even if you feel like it’s impossible. Our God can do great things beyond what we can imagine. He can do far more than we can ever ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) Let this situation help you grow, instead of holding you back. Pray about it and let it pass.
When we forgive, we should know that we can forgive anything because Jesus Christ forgave us. Because He first extended mercy and grace to our pitfalls, we need to look beyond other’s faults as well. Romans 3:23 says that we all have fallen short.
When we are humbled down and look from a different perspective, it becomes easier to let go of situations where people have wronged us. Give up the situation into God’s hands. He wants to carry this burden for you. He wants to shelter you and hold you. He knows the difficulties, the feelings of being betrayed. Yet, He still forgave those who hurt Him. He prayed for them and He cared for them so selflessly that He died so that they could live. Those people are us too. Because He first loved us, therefore, we can love. (1 John 4:19) Let Him help you move on and look ahead to your greater purpose in life. Rejection could be just a redirection from God, to something better.
Here’s some Bible verses that I hope God speaks to you through:
Isaiah 1:18 God’s forgiveness makes us white as snow
Ezekiel 36:25 God cleanses us from sin
Matthew 18:21-35 We must forgive as we have been forgiven
Acts 13:38-39 Trust in Christ for forgiveness
2 Corinthians 7:1 Thinking on God’s forgiveness
Hebrews 9:22 Jesus died so we could be forgiven
Psalm 31:1-8 Jesus gives us freedom to live
Exodus 32:11-13 Pray for your friends
Proverbs 17:17 Friendship
Isaiah 3:1-26 God will punish injustice
Genesis 37:4 Injustice can cause discouragement
Job 1:18-22 Be faithful and not discouraged
Romans 8:35 discouragement during troubled times
Philippians 1:15-18 Turn discouragement into victory