All bitterness, anger and wrath, insult and slander must be removed from you, along with all wickedness. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ – Ephesians 4:31-32
It has been said that life is an exercise in forgiveness. And it should be added that forgiveness is an essential step in overcoming tough times.
Christ understood the importance of forgiveness when He commanded, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:43-44). But sometimes, forgiveness is difficult indeed.