Philadelphia Baptist Church

How to Heal A Relationship

How to Heal A Relationship
Sunday AM

00:00 / 40:03

Some of the most common problems that you will face in 
life are people problems. Much of our life revolves around 
our relationships, so those problems can have a huge impact 
on us. When there has been a breakdown in a relationship, 
what is the proper way to resolve the issue?

The Bible gives us some very practical instruction for dealing 
with people problems. One especially helpful verse is 
Colossians 3:13.
Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one 
another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as 
Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
When you find yourself in a strained relationship, there 
are two steps you can take to mend it. First, you can forbear.
 Just learn to put up with things that may bother you, but 
are not sinful. Second, you can forgive. If someone does 
something wrong to you, you should be willing to forgive 
that wrong even before they ask for forgiveness. And when 
you do forgive, don’t hang on to the memory of that offense.  
We should treat others like this because it is how God treats 
God took the initiative to heal our broken relationship with 
Him. He sent Jesus to die for our sins, and when we trust Him, 
we are forgiven. Since God did that for us, we should do the 
same for others.