What Should You Do When Trust Is Broken?


Don’t allow unforgiveness to steal your life and your joy from you any longer.

Today, we’re going to discuss what you can do when a relationship is broken. Arguments happen to everyone, but it is possible, with both parties’ agreement, to be on good terms once again. In order for this to happen, it’s absolutely necessary to rebuild the trust that had been damaged or even completely destroyed. And to get there, it’s important to recognize the wrongs done, and then succeed in forgiving the other person. 

Forgiveness is, in fact, essential in re-establishing trust. Without it, the broken relationship cannot be restored. Here is what you can do:

  • Present your problem to the Lord. Tell Him your wound or write it down. Be completely transparent. Ask Him to help you forgive.
  • Then, in His presence, choose to forgive because, as Jesus taught us to pray, “forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” (the Bible, Matthew 6:12)
  • Finally, make a declaration before the Lord that you have forgiven. And if you wrote it on a piece of paper, shred it or burn it up (without setting the house on fire, of course!). 

When you forgive, from that point forward, you are free from offense, and the pain will start to diminish and then completely go away.

Sometimes we might be tempted to say, “I’m going to wait until the person comes to me to ask forgiveness, and then I’ll forgive!” Unfortunately, in these circumstances, if that person never comes, we remain prisoners and we suffer.

Don’t deny yourself the freedom that accompanies forgiveness. You were born to be free, to enjoy the life that God has reserved just for you. Don’t allow unforgiveness to steal your life, your joy, from you any longer ... Forgive! God will help you to release true forgiveness. Know that He will do it if you ask Him!

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