I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. God wants us to forgive. Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Of course I know one can forgive, yet not stay in a bad situation. Some cases are clear. God does not want someone to stay in a dangerous situation.
What I wonder about are those cases that are not so “clear cut”. If my daughter has a friend being mean to her, at what point is enough, enough? When does one draw the line and say he/she will not be treated that way anymore? Then there is the case of Anna Duggar (Yes, I follow that “train wreck” of a family. Don’t laugh). What she decides is her business, ( I vote for her to take her kids and run) but how many chances do you give? In her case, her creep/perv of a husband is putting her health at risk.
It seems at some point, forgiveness can become a license for someone to continue to mistreat you.
It’s a hard one. The Bible says 70 x 7, and God always forgives us when we ask, even though we keep screwing up.