Reconciliation and Restoration does not happen immediately. It’s a gradual process which begins with true forgiveness. When we forgive someone from the heart without holding on to resentment…reconciliation begins. This is one side of the story.
Reconciliation is a process which takes time to rebuild the trust…but again it depends on the genuine repentance on the part of the offender. This is the other side of the story.
HARMONY BETWEEN BOTH
Reconciliation focuses on restoring broken relationships and bringing about harmony. And where trust is deeply broken it takes much time.
FORGIVENESS FINALIZES RESTORATION
Forgiving a person who has hurt us very badly is very difficult and regaining that trust seems even more difficult. But when we truly want to re-establish our relationship and forgive from our heart, we experience immeasurable joy and peace that words cannot express.
Therefore, friends…forgive, reconcile and restore …and reward yourself with peace and joy.