Forgiveness:How Much is Too Much?

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.



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