Recently a dear friend shared of a hurt she is bearing right now. Out of the blue someone she loved and respected came to her with very harsh and hurtful words. She is hurt by the accusations and grieving for a lost friendship.
Friends, Jesus experienced this too. Let me ask you this, what did Jesus do? He forgave. Even hanging from the cross He forgave. Luke 23:34 says, "Jesus said, 'Father forgive them for the know not what they are doing.'"
It is hard to fully forgive someone when they hurt us. Whether we did wrong or we are completely innocent, it is hard to let go of that hurt and move forward. But we can do it, through Christ.
If you have been wronged, pray that God will help you to forgive that person. Then pray for them. Yes, I said pray for the person who wronged you. Jesus set this example by praying for those that did wrong to Him. The more you lift them in prayer, the easier it is to move toward forgiveness.
Colossians 3:13 says "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
If you are dealing with hurt, I encourage you to pray for the person and the situation, and forgive them.