Can you remember the last time someone wronged you? My guess is you can remember it very well, even if it happened years ago. But by God’s grace, we can be set free from the bondage and pain of wrongs done to us, if we are willing to follow some biblical principles.
The first is to do something good for the person who wronged you. Jesus taught us that principle, and though it seems very hard, it really is effective in lifting the burden and hurt from your heart. The second step I talked about is to humble yourself and be willing to turn it over to God and trust him to resolve as he sees fit.
Now, the third step is to:
Matthew 5:23-24: “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
I know that it’s not always possible to be reconciled, but Romans 12:18 says: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Sometimes it is only possible to achieve partial reconciliation and you may need to set boundaries in reconciliation.
There is so much more to be said on this topic, When You’ve Been Wronged, and that’s why I’m offering a book by Erwin Lutzer, by that title, for a donation in any amount. I want to get this book into your hands if you’re struggling with a wrong done to you because I know it will help you.