This happened not too long ago…
God was bringing to my mind a person that I needed to forgive. As I was dialoguing with God about this situation, acknowledging that I needed to forgive and asking Him to help me choose to forgive, He asked me the question, “Do you trust me?”
“Do you trust me?”
It struck me then!
Forgiveness is trusting God with the offender/offense.
Forgiveness is giving the offender/offense to God and no longer trying to be judge and jury over them.