As I forgive, I am peaceful in mind and heart.
Jesus taught us to forgive “seventy times seven times.” In other words, unceasingly. But what if I don’t believe I can forgive? What if I haven’t reached that state of willingness in mind and heart? If I am having difficulty letting go of resentment, expectations, or anger, I know I have help. Spirit is my ever-present support. When I am ready, I ask for help in releasing my pain and moving forward with love and understanding. To prepare for forgiveness, I acknowledge my feelings of anger, frustration, or helplessness and surrender them to God. I release thoughts of resentment, revenge, or ill will. I treat myself with loving compassion. I remember that God can provide what others have failed to give. As I forgive, I find peace.
I do forgive, just as you have asked.—Numbers 14:20