Central Truth – Be quick to forgive and slow to trust.

  1. God can use terrible circumstances to ____________________ relationships. 

They brought Joseph’s family to him. Hard times can force families to lean into each other for help.

  1. ________________ is easy to break and hard to build 

Forgiveness is giving up your right to get even. Forgiveness is not the same as trust of reconciliation.  How much you can trust a person is based on them proving they love you. 

  1. People CAN _________________ because Jesus makes a difference.

Search your church for testimonies of how Jesus has made a difference in people’s lives and you won’t be disappointed. 

Challenge: Be quick to forgive and slow to trust. Take whatever steps you can to restore your relationships to good health. 

“Life is relationships, the rest is just details” – Gary Smalley