Forgiving is one of the hardest things to do. It is difficult because the human consciousness has a hard time living in the present. When you think about a past that haunts you or the way you felt hurt by someone’s words or actions, it causes us to latch onto those moments. These actions have wounded you so deeply that the mere thought of offering forgiveness to those who hurt you seems impossible. When someone hurts you, your pain and your sin begin a cycle of anger, violence, resentment, and revenge that increase over time. Your pain and brokenness can seem unending. With God’s Spirit on His people, all things are possible. The church – you have been asleep, and God wants to awaken it. Jesus brings life, illumination, enlightenment, and joy to His church. The people of God must arise so the world can see His glory.