There is hope for true lasting change in our lives. We have to change our thinking to think on the things of Christ. We have to replace the lies we think and believe GOD'S TRUTH. God's Word tells us... Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that by testing you may discern what is the will of God what is good and acceptable and perfect
When we are brutally honest with ourselves no excuses...walking out repentance for what we have done...THEN God will cause His Light to Shine and restore all things.
"This word had powerful connotations for Paul. As a Jew he understood makrothymia 'longsuffering love' as one of Gods most fundamental character traits. For when God revealed his glory to Moses on the mountain he proclaimed 'The Lord the Lord a God merciful and gracious slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.' (Exodus 34:6) This description of God is repeated over and over in the Old Testament (e.g. Numbers 14:18; Psalm 86:15; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). And in the Greek…
I see this type of quote a lot, but it isn't biblical. Being sorry (repentance for an offense) is required for true forgiveness to be granted. Luke 17:3, Matthew 18:15 Letting go & letting God handle an offender is often necessary because an apology or change of heart will never come; however, true forgiveness is being able to go forward in a relationship as if the wrong never happened. God only requires this if repentance occurs. He doesn't require us to be okay with continued mistreatment.