It’s been heard countless times, “I forgive, but I don’t forget.”
It’s a phrase that challenges you to toss it around in your head for a bit.
Always leaving you questioning, Is it possible to forgive someone without out forgetting?
The Bible tells us in Isaiah 43:25 that God, “blots out your transgressions….and remembers your sins no more.”
So if God forgives and forgets our sins, why are we still remembering past hurts?
Here are 4 Bible verses that will challenge you to finally forgive and move on:
1. Psalm 103:8-12
“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
2. Colossians 1:13-14
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
3. Ephesians 4:31-32
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
4. Matthew 6:14
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
God has forgiven and forgotten our past. Now He calls us to do the same.
Now is the time to live a life that honors the phrase,
“I forgive, let go, and let God.”
Article: Christian Today