Forgiveness

Recent Forgiveness Stories

An artist's portrait of Corrie ten Boom

In this story from November 1972, the author of The Hiding Place recalls forgiving a guard at the concentration camp where her sister died.

by Corrie ten Boom


Guideposts writer, Elizabeth Sherrill

A familiar and favorite biblical prayer held the key to helping me let go of anger.

by Elizabeth Sherrill
, Hingham, Massachusetts

Ady embraces her daughter's killer.

Ady Guzman-DeJesus, whose daughter was accidentlly shot and killed, embraces and absolves her killer. 


Aubrey Lethbridge

A first-time filmmaker tells the story of former enemies who forged a bond playing amputee soccer in war-torn Liberia.

by Aubrey Lethbridge
, Brooklyn, New York

A blue and white bumper sticker that says FORGIVE COEXIST

When faced with the hurdle of forgiveness, I turn to tips from my grandfather Norman Vincent Peale...

by Katie Allen Berlandi

TV and recording star Jimmy Dean

In this story from May 1964,  the TV and recording star (and, later, businessman) recalls when he faced up to the bitterness in his heart.

by Jimmy Dean


Daniel Schantz

He prayed for guidance in dealing with a friend's boneheaded business decision. A miscue of his own provided the answer.

by Daniel Schantz
, Moberly, Missouri

Bill Giovannetti, Daily Guideposts contributor

A long-overdue apology from a message on a social media site is a lesson on forgiveness.

by Bill Giovannetti
, Redding, California

We were just in time for a short worship service. “Let’s sit. Let’s listen,” we said. Let’s pray.

by Rick Hamlin

Devotional writer, Sharon Hinck

A devotion to help you release the weight of resentment and truly forgive.

by Sharon Hinck
, Bloomington, Minnesota

Man sitting in a church pew looking at the cross.

After his wife and unborn son were killed, this youth pastor found a way to not only forgive, but befriend the man responsible. 


Research shows that when we berate ourselves for lapses in willpower, we make matters worse.

by Julia Attaway

One woman said that her prayer time often became burdened with the long list of sins she confessed...

by Rick Hamlin

Scott Moses, manager of the Nervous Dog coffee shop in Stow, Ohio

Employees at a Stow, Ohio, coffee shop demonstrate the true Christmas spirit by collecting food to be given to a man who robbed their tip jar.


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