If you’ve ever been hurt. If you’ve ever hurt someone else. If you’ve ever been too hard on yourself. You’re in the right place.

Forgiveness – whether we embrace it or reject it – has a huge impact on our lives. This 15 day study dives into stories from your favorite Christian artists and personalities who have been there. They’ll share how God’s Word has challenged their perspective and transformed their lives through the power of this one word.

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  1. Profile photo of Missy P

    I have hurt others and so have they. However, I soon realized that in order to move on I had to forgive myself and the ones I have hurt. When Peter asked Jesus the accepted timeframe for forgiving someone, Jesus answered, 70 x 7 (Matthew 18:21-22). This is a hard pill to swallow, but it must be done. Remember, we will never have to do what Jesus already did for our sins, so we can forgive others over and over again. It’s not easy though.

    Bless

    • Kym

      I’m so thankful you sited the Matthew scripture, I was literally just looking for that 2 days ago. Something my pastor went over in this passage was when Jesus spoke this he was saying forgiveness is not 7 times or 70×7 and that’s it. He was saying if that person hurts you you must forgive 70×7 everyday. So if they offend you 400 times a day you still forgive. THAT was an intense pill for me to swallow and I really needed to read it again and digest it. And that right there is what I’m trying to teach my children… ITS NOT EASY, but it’s worth it. And they know that forgiveness is NOT an option, it is a command from the Lord. If we want to be forgiven then we must forgive. Trust me I’m going through it too and it’s so hard. I find myself negotiating with the Lord about forgiving (Person) and it’s like being a teenager asking the principal if you can cut school. So I’m being taught continuously. You’re not alone and I too am struggling with it, but everyday gets easier to just say the words out loud, I forgive you, I forgive you, I forgive you! And I was told by a friend, “Fake it til you make it” so in other words say it out loud and keep saying it everytime it crosses your mind and eventually it won’t be hard to say because your heart will be resolved that it’s true, because your mind has no choice but to believe whatever you tell it. So if it’s said enough it becomes your truth.
      God bless you!

      • Diane Hardin

        I know if someone hurts you, you can’t heal if you can’t forgive them. It is hard but you have to. Just be sure your not doing something that you know will hurt family and friends.

  2. Ellen

    I know I’ve hurt others. I’ve also been hurt by my siblings. I’ve tried to make amends with them, but it happens over and over. I really need prayers and help figuring it all out and working through it all.

    • Lisa

      I will be praying for you I completely understand. I am almost 50 years old and my siblings treat me like a five-year-old most of the time. And if I ever have stupid attitude over something then I’m the worst person ever or they’ll bring up something from our past that makes no sense or doesn’t mean anything now in life. It’s very very hard and now that I have been going to church and seeing people in really other lights and I think God is showing me their selfishness and their misguided heart it really makes it hard for me to be with them but, I know because of Christ I need to show them the true way to live so I try everyday and pray and pray every time we get together

    • Lee

      I continue to do the wrong things, over and over. I don’t want to hurt anyone, but mostly I don’t want to disappoint God. After everything He does for me, I still continue to be a disappointment to Him, it’s a struggle I face every single day

  3. Profile photo of lorilu

    Incredible story shared by Darren! What a blessing to be forgiven.
    As a young single parent, I’ve often had to “own up” to my less than stellar parenting skills.i parented with too little patience and too high expectations. My way or the highway! Feeling responsible for everything, I overcompensated in all the wrong ways… I’ve apologized and asked for forgiveness from my now adult child, many times. I am also blessed to be forgiven… Not all families forgive.
    I realize how very important it it, to share that grace and forgiveness with others, especially since I certainly didn’t (still do not) deserve the cross. Not everyone that has passed through my life has been a delight– some have emotionally hurt me, emotionally hurt my child– they too needed forgiveness. Only because of Gos, has that been possible!
    All glory to FatherGod!!

  4. Profile photo of Oldenburglj

    Wow Darren, that’s such a beautiful story! I had tears in my eyes as you spoke about seeing Him in her, thank you for sharing!

  5. chris

    I have made the huge mistake of stepping outside my marriage. Then realized I not only was unfaithful to my wife but God too! When this happened I not only hurt my wife but the other woman as well and when I realized what I had done I ended it. My wife forgave me, but it took a couple of years and the other woman forgave me it was not until then I could finally forgive myself.

  6. Profile photo of TedPearson

    I’m so blessed to be a member of this wonderful “Small Group”! Praise Be To GOD For His Graciousness to each and everyone of us and to entire world! Keep up the 👍 good work WayFM!

  7. Derek A Drouillard

    Started listening to your show when, after letting my daughter borrow my car, she left it on this station. Been a listener pretty much ever since.

  8. I have had a fear of church, bible, jesus for many many years, being 62. I had a bad experience in a church when I was young. I would run when anyone said anything about any of those three things. I had an experiece a few weeks ago that has changed my life. I saw Jesus 3 times in a matter of years but this last experience was so wonderful, I still get tears when I think of it or try to share it. My world is changing yet I am doing the same things like working, living, but nothing feels the same. I discovered your station after this last experience and I LOVE your station. I listen to it all day long now. It feels “safe” to listen to the songs, your talking, your stories. I am now even looking for a bible that I may beable to read and understand. That is something I never thought I would ever do. Thank you for being there with me, I don’t know where I am going but it feels wonderful to be here. I know I am not “wide open” inside but even the little I have opened up is more than I ever thought would be. Your station helps me remember what is important and to keep staying open to the new that is here.

  9. Laura Carter

    My son drowned several years ago. I want to let go of the anger I feel toward the people responsible for his death. I truly want to forgive them! Every time I remember what happened I try to focus on God and remember that I was responsible for taking God’s one and only son and God forgives me every day.

    • Oh, Laura. What a terrible loss. Thanks for sharing & for being willing to try to forgive them. Forgiveness is tough at times. God is refining us. It takes time & He promises to finish what He began. Hugs to you & I’m praying for you & our group. Oh, & me, too- that soon we will be set free from not forgiving those who have hurt us.

  10. Debby

    I did go through a bad divorce because his Adultery butbi did forgive him yes later but i forgive him

  11. Elizabeth keene

    thank you

  12. Penny

    I was sexually abused by several family members as a kid. I held a grudge & tried to stay away from them. In my 20’s I had to stay with my stepdad while my mother went somewhere ( he had cancer & couldn’t be alone). While I was there we talked about the past & I was able to forgive him. That was so freeing & I have been able to share with others to be able to forgive.
    This has also brought to my heart about unforgiveness toward a young lady that had an abortion, that was my grandchild. I need to forgive her. I sent her prayers, yesterday, for a situation, in her family.
    Thank you for ministering FORGIVENESS😉😂

  13. Beck

    Have enjoyed listening to your station for many years… I have found solace, guidance & strength from songs & scripture… Connecting with others after my brain injury hasn’t been easy but I’m still working on it… God’s not finished with me yet! I can always use help with forgiveness… Pressing on, Always in His grip, Beck

  14. Chloe

    I was engaged to someone then he took $60,000 for my parents. He was passing it into a company but it was just a con I thought it was a business too. I know no it’s not I still tried to love him and be proud of him but Jesus get one showing me the truth. I didn’t listen to Christ I just kept going not wanting to be alone. I finally left him and I can’t forgive myself for letting my parents lose their house at 75 years old, I can’t forgive him, he’s the one person I am truly hate for and I don’t even know how to start. I heard about this forgiveness blog on way fm because I listen to it in my car. Well I was doing the dishes tonight something kept time me to write to you I don’t know if I can answer but I need to learn how to forgive him and let go. And I need to learn to forgive myself because it’s really hard to do that. Thank you

  15. Carrie Gannon

    New trying to get my words together….

  16. Profile photo of Nancey Cassalia

    i’m not getting my daily forgiveness reading?? was but it stopped and now won’t let me sign back up????

  17. Sheila

    This study came at the right time for me. Five years ago I found out that my husband of 23yrs and my best friend of 6yrs had been having an affair. We divorced one year later. I knew from the start, as a Christian, that I was supposed to forgive them. Getting my mind and my heart to work together was/is a different story. I’ve struggled and have made great progress in this, AND I have failed miserably, over and over again. I feel like I’m dealing with a new level of this daily battle. I pray that God will speak to me through this study and I thank you for listening to God’s call for yall to do this.

  18. Profile photo of Pwhited

    If a person, even a pastor, continues to commit the same sin or adultery over and over and continues to cover it up and has done it numerous times does God continue to forgive you if that sin (you do it, ask God for forgiveness, get help for a year, and then turn right back around do the same thing and ask for forgiveness again but keep covering it up and never acknowledging you did it)- and are you suppose to continue to follow that person if they are a pastor when they do that

  19. Over coming a lot of pain from a drunk driver hitting me at age 3, inflicting severe damage to both of my legs that I have had present for 45 yrs, I have overcome all the odds and this is by the power of Jesus Christ giving me the ability to walk and live with little pain, I had 9 total fractures in both legs with a compound on one leg, skin grafts and ligament transfer experiencing 45 surgeries all together and I ambulate with very little residual damage, physically the scars are very present but a good daily reminder that I am a miracle of God. A long time ago I forgave the man who was drunk and hurt me, he had an addiction and I pray before he passed that he found Jesus……letting things go to forgiveness sure opens your heart to the Lord!

  20. Ashley

    My dad and I have had a very strained relationship my entire life. He’s an alcoholic and in 2011 he was blessed to be sober and receiving a donor liver. It was the first time in my life that I actually got to meet him and not his addiction. And was thrilled to find that he and I are much more similar than I had always believed. With that, he relapsed. The first time I was extremely supportive. Even doing research and getting him into an amazing facility even with his new med list. He refused to go. I still stayed by his side and just had faith that he would do as he said and stay sober. After he relapsed his 3rd time I became so angry and hurt.
    To this day after years of not speaking with him and him and my sister confirming that he’s still not sober I struggle with this. I like to think that I’ve forgiven him but I’m also so angry that he took my dad from me. I have been praying for years that God tell me what to do. Do I reach out to him? Am I willing to open the wound again? Is it just my pride keeping me from being more Christ like?
    Thank you for this group. Maybe one day God will finish his work on me in this aspect of my life.

  21. David

    I think people are confusing loving your enemy with forgiveness. I like the idea of not harboring bitterness and still be willing to love who are not nice but I think forgiveness really can’t happen if somebody doesn’t ask for forgiveness. I think Jesus forgiving from the cross is a special instance considering the uniqueness of the sin and situation. I think the bulk of text in the Bible indicates some repentance and request for forgiveness is necessary before they are actually forgiven. Notice in Revelation with the judgement at the Great White Throne that everybody is not automatically forgiven without asking (as many seem to saying) otherwise everybody would be going to heaven. It seems fairly obvious that God does not forgive people unless they ask for forgiveness. He does love them whether or not they ask for forgiveness and is very willing to forgive even the most heinous sin when somebody asks for forgiveness.

  22. Profile photo of Jinfante3686@gmail.com

    I feel i did the right thing by comfronting the truth, and i feel i dont have to ask for forgiveness,but instead this person who i trusted, and care for betray me, due to that incident my family is broken and i feel i did the right think but also feel guilty, i love my family but we will never be the same ever again.

  23. Diane. Clardy

    I enjoy the 30 minutes to work and back every day with the Wally show,
    I get filled with peace and encouragement every day.
    Thanks so very much for all of the compassion I hear from you every day,
    Real people caring about real people. Diane. Clardy

  24. Doris

    I pray that my friend Beth Corbitt’s daughter quits being mean to her mom. That teenagers and girls learn to appreciate their parents, we gave them life

  25. Dominic

    I want to go back to worshipping Jesus. I have lost my fire for him. The way of life, I just feel my moral campus is not on point. Am living a non Christian life

  26. Angela

    I’m tired of living in the past. I need to stop worrying about getting hurt. I need to start living again. I know the life I’m living right now is not where God wants me to be. I am just so scared to trust anybody but I know now I can’t do this alone. I need the comfort and security of my father in heaven. Oh how my soul is so lonely and hungry for the presence of my God.

  27. Jen

    I’ve struggled with forgiveness with so many, and I still struggling with this. My ex husband and my sister are two of the biggest. I was supposed to have this “happily ever after” life, and instead I ended up with 3 kids and they are all special needs. I’m disabled myself. I’m able to care for them myself, but he isn’t much help. In fact, he isn’t any help, he can’t.
    Then, I feel like I’m being used by my the other person mentioned in this, because they only contribute when they feel like I’ve had enough or when I just can’t take it anymore. I’m not sure if it’s deliberate other not, but either way, I don’t want the hurt feelings anymore. I know the only way to move past it, is for me to forgive them and love past it all and let them be how they will be.

  28. Robyn

    I don’t get this station where I live (bummer!!), but a friend recommended this “small” group because this is exactly what I am struggling with right now! I’m always amazed by God’s love and his message for me. I realize that when I feel like he’s not giving me guidance it’s because I’m looking for him to validate my own choices. But when I truly seek him and HIS path for my life, it’s all very obvious.

  29. M J S

    When you love God in response to how much HE loves you, forgiveness is possible. In 2012 on Mother’s Day weekend my younger sister was murdered. I can’t believe that M word became part of my vocabulary but yes, it’s now there. I received one of those terrible phone calls. It was from my ex-brother-in-law. I could tell by his voice something was horribly wrong, My stomach turned, my head was dizzy as he said the words she was found shot dead in her home; they did not know who or why. I hung up and screamed. Then I immediately asked myself IF THEY EVER FIND THIS PERSON OR PERSONS, WILL I BE ABLE TO FORGIVE THEM ? Within seconds my spirit said Yes! Our family, especially my niece who found her mother the night of Mother’s Day had gone through unimaginable situations working with the police to discover what happened. By the grace of God alone the gun was found (before they found my sister) and all the hundreds of pieces of evidence clearly pointed to the person, a stranger, who did this to her and our family. On our way to court I explained to my sister’s family that I choose to forgive him, although understandably they glared at me in disbelief and as if I was betraying them, I said i am doing it out of obedience. That’s what God asks us to do. i believe it will take me the rest of my life to shed the resentment I feel toward that man but I have forgiven him. There is one line in the book THE SHACK which says that God wants to redeem ALL his children. That helped me a lot. Maybe this will help someone forgive another?

  30. I just found out that my husband cheat on me with a other women.he went to Santo donamgo with a woman.I don’t know how I feel right now my heart just broke

  31. Evelyn Morris

    I really need to forgive my mother-in-law for the way she has treated me. But just when I think I’m at the point where I can do that , she makes another cruel remark that hurts very much. Then I’m back at square one. What do I do to get past this?

    • Teresa Valentin

      I’m right there with you. How do we keep turning the other cheek???

  32. Teresa Valentin

    I truly enjoy listening to your station all day (work and home). Thank you for all the laughs, tears from stories and testimonials and giving me faith that there is more to life than tears and pain.

  33. Melissa

    Thanks for the add

  34. Chris

    I just recently found out my wife cheated on me almost 20 years ago. It hurts like it was yesterday. I do love her and want to work this out. anyone have any biblical uplifting words or maybe has been through same thing. I just need answers on how long it takes to the hurt to go away and we can move on or when’s it time not to move on anymore.

    • Michelle Menut

      Healing does not come with time but with the healer and His name is Jesus. He is the only way that you can heal and grow through this. Forgiveness takes work and it will require both of you to work through it together. Trusts that were broken will have to be mended. Relationships that were betrayed will have to be healed. Finding peace with God throughout the healing process is the key. Spend time with Jesus every day and seek Him. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Pray together and seek God together.

  35. Michelle Menut

    Jesus said, “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden.” (Matt. 11:28) What do we labor over but sin which causes suffering. The answer to sin is understanding God’s forgiveness. I had some devastating things happen to my children and it has affected our family for years now. I struggled with forgiveness because I was told that if I don’t forgive people, then God won’t forgive me. It’s not that I didn’t want to forgive, but I didn’t understand how because we were all still suffering. Also, I was trying to forgive so that God would forgive me. I had it backwards. We forgive because He forgives us. We love God because He first loved us. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philipians 4:13) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5) All of these verses tell me that it’s not in my power to forgive the unbelievable sufferings we incur in this life. It is in abiding in Jesus and spending time with Him each day that I gain the strength to be able to forgive as He did when He was hanging on the cross and said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

  36. Amanda Davis

    I love WayFm. I learn from this station. I love mission work. I wish I had money to give where it is needed but God has not blessed me with that in my life yet. Preparing for a mission trip now. Please pray I will get my visa in time to go.