One of the hardest things to do when someone you trust falls into sin is to forgive them. It’s hard because you trusted their leadership, their life, their faith and now they have committed the sin that hurts the most, especially if you are a woman. It’s devastating!
Forgiveness is key in these days. You must make sure you have forgiven or you will simply become another wounded Christian in the wake of your pastor’s sin. As one man described it, “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” The only one hurt by unforgiveness is YOU. Make sure, in the shadow of a pastor’s sin, that you deal with forgiveness in your own life. You may be hurt, wounded, betrayed, lied to and confused, but you have to forgive.
A book I highly recommend is “Choosing Forgiveness” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. It’s a great guide through this proccess. If this is a problem for you as you move ahead in your own walk with God get Nancy’s book and work through it. It will help you deal well with the sins of someone you trusted.