Forgiveness frees us from bitterness and resentment. Pondering on all the wrongs people or a particular individual has done is so easy, yet it entangles the believer is a web of hate. As believers, we are encouraged to forgive and move ahead (Colossians 3:13). When we choose to forgive, it is like medicine to our soul, freeing our mind, will, and emotions from hatred.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)