“Why must I forgive someone who is responsible for causing me pain?” Liahona, July 2015, 51
The commandment to forgive all people is one that many of us struggle with. But the Lord has said that we must forgive them or we’re committing the greater sin (see D&C 64:9–11). That may not make much sense to us at first, but the Lord is trying to help us become more like Him and find greater joy. If we cast our burden on Him and let go of anger, bitterness, and hurt, we will obtain peace in this life and great blessings in the eternities. It may take time, tears, fasting, prayer, counseling with priesthood leaders, and visits to the temple, but it will be worth it.
As President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, has taught:
“We must let go of our grievances. Part of the purpose of mortality is to learn how to let go of such things. That is the Lord’s way.
“Remember, heaven is filled with those who have this in common: They are forgiven. And they forgive” (“The Merciful Obtain Mercy,” Liahona, May 2012, 77).