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Forgive and Let Go of the Hurt
by Natacha Cann on July 21st, 2015

​I recently received an insightful comment on my Healing Letters Facebook page regarding how some people just can’t “let it go” when someone hurts them. The comment read, “So many of us try to forget and let go of the person rather than forgive and let go of the hurt.” This is an accurate and true observation.
When you try to let go of the person who hurt you (by dismissing them, not dealing with them, or writing them off), you are not dealing with the real issue, which is how to get over the pain and hurt they have caused. You need to deal with the pain, not the person. This may seem impossible because it is hard to separate the person from their actions. However, continually focusing on the person will only fuel resentment and negative feelings. Forgiveness is not about the person or what they have done; it’s about what you must do to find peace and healing. Forgive the wrong or the offense because it’s the only way to let go of the hurt.
"And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone,
so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
Mark 11:25

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