Cynthia Swindoll, wife of Chuck Swindoll, has given a very open and honest look into her battle with depression and forgiveness. Here is an excerpt:
A powerful thing happens when we come to the foot of the cross. We gain a true and honest perspective of all the events of our lives. We bring everything before Him who died for the sins of the entire world, and He enables us to sort out all the debris of our life experiences. We leave behind all those things that have been done to us, and we are empowered to seek forgiveness from those we have wronged. This process-these very acts of forgiveness-are brush strokes on the canvases of our lives, portraying the grace and mercy of the One who bore all our sins upon the cross.