Throughout my life, I have known a handful of people who were seemingly incapable of forgiveness. I found it remarkable as they were also believers who knew well the teachings in Holy Scriptures regarding forgiveness.
Worship in a liturgical church, often incorporates scriptural passages such as the one below, into the liturgy.
I acknowledge my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah
(Psalm 32:5 | KJV)
I do understand that an injury often leaves a scar. The extent of the wound might leave significant and lifelong scarring. Likewise, some events create memories that haunt us with old sorrows. But injuries and memories can exist at the same time as forgiveness.
Our inability to forgive primarily hurts us. Over time, the failure to forgive someone else may eat us alive, haunting our days and keeping our nights troubled with bad memories.
Forgive others, and ask forgiveness.
Be brave — step out of the boat, turn around, and look to the Lord of Life!