You may have been taught that if you totally forgive someone you will forget their offense. That’s wrong. God can cause the emotional sting to leave and you can live in peace, but you will never forget. Forgiveness is first an act of your will. It’s not a feeling. Do you prefer the peace of God or remembering the pain of the past? Joy and peace are better than anger and bitterness. Forgive the person that harmed you so that YOU can be set free! Forgiveness is not approval (or excusing) what someone else did. To grant forgiveness without demanding a change in conduct is to make the grace of God an accomplice to evil. Turn your tormentors over to Him. God will repay them. He wants to bless you with blessings you cannot contain!