I Corinthians 13:8 (NLT) Love never fails.
No failure in a relationship has to permanently destroy that relationship if forgiveness is part of your life. No failure is greater than grace. No hurt exists that love cannot heal. How? We must enter into a dialogue. We must be willing to talk. Are we willing to offer repentance and invite forgiveness, or must we stand for our own rights in spite of the consequences? Healing brokenness requires an attitude of compassion (Col. 3:12-14). Compassion enables us to forgive. We must humble ourselves and identify with our loved one. Sometimes we have to give up our demands for our spouse or friend to be something he or she isn’t at this moment in time. God never uses the spiritually stronger friend to hurt—only to help. Conflict is deeply imbedded in the old nature of mankind. But Christ teaches us how to live out of our new nature. What are your experiences in forgiveness?