Genesis 50:21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
Joseph had been severely mistreated by his brothers. They sold him into slavery. Think through what Joseph did with his brothers and see if it might be what would work for us.
First, Joseph forgave his brothers and the wrong that they had done to him. He forgave them before they asked him. He saw that God had a great plan in what He was doing in Joseph’s life.
Second, Joseph took care of his brothers and family. He was kind to them. He didn’t just forgive but he helped them.
Now in this verse he tells them do not be afraid. I will take care of you and continue to do so. He comforted them. He spoke kindly to them. He really went way beyond what the brothers could have expected.
I challenge you to think of this and consider the person that hurt you. Forgive them. Be kind to them and heap coals of fire on their head. Then take care of them. Meet needs. Comfort and speak kindly to them.
The only way we can do this is if the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. God will have to do a work of grace in our hearts for us to show this kind of forgiveness. This is, actually, be forgiving like He has forgiven us.