Restoration Through Forgiveness (COD Lesson)
When we are hurt, betrayed, or mistreated, we can end up with a lingering pain we often refer to as bitterness and resentment. These damaging wounds caused by others can fester and become more destructive in our lives. Resentment can damage relationships and rob us of the simple joys of living. Most addicts have been misused and hurt by others. And those addicted to drugs and alcohol have likely done many things to wound other people. Forgiveness doesn’t change the past but it can be the single most restorative and beneficial element in reconciliation and personal well-being. This lesson will help you understand what forgiveness is and what it is not. It will help you understand that although trust addresses issues in the future, forgiveness is necessary to address issues of the past.