Forgiveness is the cure to anger that cannot be properly or otherwise expressed. Forgiveness is giving up the right to revenge. We have a right to revenge according to Old Testament rules. When you have been hurt, a way to stop the hurt must be found. The Old Testament rule was to keep you from getting hurt by setting the consequences so high that doing harm to others would not be worth it. Forgiveness will not change the past. However, it will unlock the future so that you can go on and live the way God intended you to live.

Forgiveness does not change the past... but it does unlock the future.   Robert Exley