1. Pride. Pride I think is the main reason why it’s so hard to forgive. Pride makes it harder for us to trust God. We say to ourselves, I don’t want to forgive, and I don’t have to! And so in our pride we cut off God’s help to us.
2. Fear. Fear also keeps us from His help. We say to ourselves, I’m afraid; forgiveness is too hard. Here again we are not looking to God for help; we are instead looking at our weakness, the giant who hurt us, and the huge problem ahead of us.
So pride and fear I think are the real reasons why forgiveness is so difficult and why we don’t forgive. But I also want to give you three of the reasons (or excuses) we will give as to why forgiveness is too hard for us—so we can take a look…
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