This is something I am trying very hard to do---forgiving many of those who have greatly hurt me. I can forgive but what is hard and difficult is that the hurt and pain is still there. And this is where I find I struggle. I am not sure how to heal with the hurt and pain. It isn't like I can just place a bandaid on it and go about my merry little way. Because these hurts and pains continue to be reopened from the same offenses that I am trying to heal.
I do find myself in prayer quite frequently to help heal. It could be looked at God's superglue holding my wounds together. Ok that was odd. But I really do find I need to turn to God and ask for His forgiveness and then forgives those I have hurt.
It is hard when others have hurt me and more then once through their actions or words, both, or even by doing nothing---just depends on the situation. I am learning that sometimes I just need to focus on what is right in front me.
One thing I can do is pray for those I find difficult to love. As this is the best way to love them is through prayer. Yes despite what hurt may have been done, I can pray.
In difficult situations, I must turn to You my Lord and my God and know I am never alone. You are always with me through it all.