this is from my devotion: very powerful!!
When deep injury is done to us, We never recover until we forgive. Forgiveness does not change the past, But it does enlarge the future.” - Mary Karen Read
Our Lord Jesus told us , " For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."
We forgive out of obedience to the Lord. It is an option, a choice we make. But please realize this dear friends, as we do this act of "forgiving", we discover the command is in place for our own good, and forgiving is powerful enough to give us " Freedom " in all the aspects of our lives.