Forgiveness doesn’t require reconciliation. Sometimes reconciliation isn’t possible or safe.
Forgiveness is your decision that no one can take away from you. It’s you honoring God. It’s you honoring your healing process. It’s you deciding you’ve suffered enough because of what happened.
It’s empowering and it is beautiful.
Reconciliation requires that both people are willing to do the hard and humble work of coming back together.
If they weren’t willing to honor the work necessary to come back together in a healthy way, that doesn’t make you a failure. Not even close.
Your redemption by God is not held hostage by someone else’s choices. It’s between you and God.
You are loved. And your life can absolutely be a redemption story.❤️