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"Walk By Faith, Not By Sight" 2 Corinthians 5:7

Question: When Forgiveness Is Rejected

This is something I’ve been struggling with lately…I’ve been frustrated, hurt, and upset with some broken friendships where I have felt betrayed and treated wrongly. I haven’t really known how to deal with the situation, and even confided in my family for advice, which was just to stop being bitter. Sometimes, that is harder to do than being said. This has been on my heart a lot lately, but God is bringing it to light now. And, I need to trust in Him and remember that He is God of all and knows all my feelings, good or bad, which means I don’t need to “nice up,” “fluff,” or sugar coat my prayers. He can handle the nitty gritty because He is God of all! Ephesians 4:31-32 was the daily verse on my Bible app this morning and perfectly pertains to this topic: “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

Two anonymous questions:

– I went through a tough process of struggling with God to forgive someone who betrayed me. However after we reconciled he openly admitted to his insidious intentions and that he doesn’t care if I’m hurt. How do I deal with this double back stabbing and betrayal?

– I feel completely betrayed by a close friend of mine. I need to process and talk it over with my mentors and pastors. However, I don’t want to commit the same sin she did by slandering. She openly admitted to deliberately hurting me. Part of me wants to expose who she is, but I know justice belongs to Jesus. How do I start to heal?


I’m really sorry you have to deal with this and I know exactly how it feels.  There have been people that say “I forgive you” to my face only to discover they were…

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