The power of forgiveness was addressed by Brother Brett Sampson at BYU-Idaho’s devotional Oct. 7.
Sampson said that to forgive, we must pardon or excuse others from blame and to leave feelings of resentfulness and anger behind.
Sampson said we need to recognize that we all have burdens on our shoulders and to not compare our afflictions to others trials.
“We are all on a journey to perfection but far from it,” Sampson said.
Sampson said we are required to forgive those who have hurt us, but it doesn’t mean it will be as easy to forget.
Sampson said that if God can forgive us for the misfortunes we have caused to others, then it is our obligation to follow His example and forgive others as well.
“Even when things seem unfair, God knows what is needful,” Sampson said.
Sampson said Heavenly Father knows what is best for us and makes for our limited capacities.
“God knows everything about everything including our potential,” Sampson said.
Sampson said to let go of the burdens on our back and to embrace and enjoy the good in the world.
“Look to God and live,” Sampson said.