Need Help Forgiving?

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Like many things in life, forgiving someone is much easier said than done. This is especially true when someone has caused us harm or taken someone or something we loved, of great value, away from us. It is perfectly natural to struggle to forgive, we all struggle with it at some point in our lives.

Though forgiveness is not always easy, or something we want to do, forgiving people is important and a critical part of the healing process. So how can we find it in ourselves to begin to forgive others, especially those who have caused us great pain?  

While forgiveness has many benefits for the person you are forgiving, it is also beneficial for you. If you are struggling to forgive read through the quotes below. We have compiled this list of inspiring quotes to help motivate you to take the first steps towards forgiveness and lead to ultimate healing, not just for the person you are forgiving, but for yourself regardless of the circumstance.

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.” - Bernard Meltzer

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.” -Tyler Perry

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” - Marianne Williamson

“I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.”- Gerald Jampolsky

“Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.” - Paul Lewis Boese

“Always forgive your enemies- nothing annoys them so much.” - Oscar Wilde

“If we really want love, we must learn how to forgive.” -Mother Teresa

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” -Nelson Mandela

“To Forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” - Lewis B. Smedes

“Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals.” –Thomas S. Manson

“Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.” –Dr. Steve Maraboli

“When we don’t forgive, we’re not hurting the other person. We’re not hurting the company that did us wrong. We’re not hurting God. We’re only hurting ourselves.” –Joel Osteen

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” –Jonathan Huie

InspirationalHeidi McDow