Forgive and Forget?

“Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
(Hebrews 10:17 NIV)

God says He’ll remember our sins “no more,” which means that God will never use the past against us (Psalm 103:12), not that He’ll forget our sins because God doesn’t forget. Similarly, we can’t forget the wrong that was done to us, even after we choose to forgive the person who hurt us. Only with time do we truly learn to “forget” and experience healing. However, the forgiveness is there even if we don’t feel it right away. So while forgiving may be a onetime decision, forgetting may take a lifetime.

It doesn’t take much to forgive, but it takes much more to forget. 

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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