Forgiving a person who has sinned against us means that we will no longer hold the sin against the offender. Building trust and fostering relationships over time is a significant investment. It can be disheartening when a single moment threatens to undo all that effort. Rebuilding broken trust is a process that takes time and a committed effort to restore.
Drawing from his own experiences of betrayal, David, in the Psalms, understood the pain of being let down by those close to him and by betraying others as well. Despite the hurt, he chose not to become bitter or view everyone as untrustworthy. Instead, he embraced a fundamental truth: people, being sinful, will fail us, but unwavering trust can always be placed in God.