*For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. - Matthew 6:14
* But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. - Matthew 6:15
* And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” - Mark 11:25
* Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” - Matthew 18:21
I think that most of the time the forgiveness is the hardest when someone has done something to someone I love. "Do something to me, but don't mess with my husband, my kids, my family or my friends," is often a thought that comes to mind. Jesus doesn't have exceptions to forgiveness, we must do it regardless of whose is hurt. I'm struggling with this, but I am not left alone with these feelings. God is there and he will help me to forgive and forget.