When trust is deeply broken

Wisdomforlife

  • What do you do when someone betrays you?
  • How do you restore a broken relationship?
  • You just forgive the person, right?
  • Should you withhold forgiveness?

A truth we must understand: 

Forgiveness is one thing; reconciling a broken relationship is another.”

Forgiveness is always required by God for those whom He has forgiven ( see: Forgive or else!).

Genuine forgiveness results in personal freedom from a vengeful response and in power to love your enemy (see: Romans 12:17-21).

Yet forgiveness does not always result in immediate restoration of a broken relationship. Forgiveness must be viewed as a matter of worship between the offended person and God (see: Empty your grudge account).

Don’t make the mistake of equating forgiveness and reconciliation.

Restoring a deeply broken relationship usually takes time. This is the goal of reconciliation but those who commit significant and repeated offenses must realize that their actions…

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One Response to When trust is deeply broken

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mt 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
    Mt 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

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