Have you been abused, beaten, walked over, ignored, pushed aside, slandered, judged, mistreated, sexually assaulted, harmed, and the list goes on? You definitely get the picture, because we all have been on the receiving end of at least one. The emotional trauma can be impossible to overcome. We allow the hurt to lead to hatred in the depths of our heart. Just a small trigger can set us off on a spiral of emotions.
Forgiveness is healing. If the inflicter never comes to make things right and apologize with the deepest regret, how can the victim mend? Even if the inflicter comes with a heart felt apology, you may still not truly heal. Forgiveness in the victim brings healing. Jesus is the answer. He is the answer for both the victim and the inflicter. Anyone who comes to Jesus with repentance will find forgiveness in Him, and He will guide the heart to make amends and leave the sin in the past. There are people, there are sins, and there are people that sin. Sins wound people and Sins will separate you from God. Sins must be dealt with - head-on. Literally it starts with the will. Your will. If you still live in hurt from past sins then turn to Christ and ask Him to bring healing.
True FORGIVENESS is found in Christ Jesus and in Him only.