Can We Really Forget?

Q. Our Father forgives and forgets! Is it possible for us to forget ? While working for the Lord I didn’t realize attacks were tests or oppression. I was naive and submitted all the time. I have been told over and over that it’s my fault.  All this and a marriage of 33 years lies behind. To forget these things that stopped my ministry and marriage is not easy to do.  I don’t  want to take your time with a long letter and at the same time remind myself of all the details. I just want to know if it’s possible to forget them.

A. Everything that’s ever happened to us is stored in our memory somewhere.  Thankfully, most of it is not in our conscious memory and can only be recalled through some kind of stimulus.  You are smart not to do anything that would bring these things to mind again.

The important thing is to make sure you’ve forgiven everyone involved because that’s what releases you from any residual anger, pain, or bitterness, which can be detrimental to both your physical and spiritual health.

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