You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. ~Micah 7:19
How difficult can it be for any one of us to not only forgive the transgressions of another but to also forget about them? Forgiveness itself can be problematic at best, let alone just forgetting the incident or wrongdoing ever took place. So often we all want to hold that grudge against another even after we have said we forgive. The difficulty to forgive and especially to move on is simply our human nature as usual.
However we are capable of achieving this based on one supreme reason: we are made in Christ’s image. Much like him we have the ability to have compassion towards others showing them tenderness and grace despite our will to seek revenge. We have the ability to show ourselves like Christ and to pardon the guilt thereby rendering sin powerless. Finally we can hurl all of these iniquities into the depths of the sea. Normally we would keep an account of things, a record of the ALL the wrongdoing done against us. This scripture quickly reminds us of what He does and therefore what we should do.
The only other thing I can say is that by no far stretch of the imagination is any one of us perfect. While we sit reading this and thinking about the sins we have personally forgiven and need to let go of we have to consider the opposite. We are hoping that others take this same stance towards us. We have all wronged somebody in our lives and so we are asking for the very same, and that is to have our sin forgiven and forgotten. We are asking Christ to do this and we are asking our fellow man to do this. I pray we can all take this path and save ourselves from the power of sin.