Jessa Duggar Seems Like She's Trying Really Hard to Forgive Her Brother Josh (PHOTO)

This girl hasn't exactly been silent about her feelings for her estranged big brother. Ever since Josh Duggar got busted for cheating on his wife Anna, Jessa Seewald has been making comments about the need for repentance. Is it possible that Jessa's finally ready to forgive Josh, though?


The former 19 Kids and Counting star (the TLC show was canceled after Josh's molestation scandal came to light -- let's not forget about that little snafu) took to Instagram over the weekend to share about a random act of kindness that she was privy to, and how it reminded her of the importance of grace freely given.

While in the Starbucks drive-thru, she and her hubby Ben were apparently told at the window that the car in front of them had paid for their drink.

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Totally a sweet thing, so the pregnant 22-year-old posted this snap, and added, "Sorta made me think of Salvation! It's offered freely to all those who by faith believe, but only because it was paid for by someone else!" She also included Romans 5:6-11, a passage about not only Christ's forgiveness, but also about reconciliation with our fellow man.

Went through the drive through to grab a coffee for Ben this morning, and the man in the car in front of us--complete stranger-- surprised us by paying for it! Sorta made me think of Salvation! It's offered freely to all those who by faith believe, but only because it was paid for by someone else! However, in the case of Salvation, it wasn't a small bill to be covered... It cost Jesus everything! We owed a debt we could never repay, and yet in love, He stepped in and paid our debt with His life's blood. Forever grateful! â�¤ï¸ï¿½ 6 "For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die- 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation." - Romans 5:6-11

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Not that she ever has to see or speak to Josh again if she doesn't want to (he's reportedly in a religious treatment center for long-term rehabilitation for sexual addiction), but holding onto bitterness too long with an unforgiving heart will eat at your soul.

She and Ben have a new baby on the way, and are still figuring out this whole marriage thing. They've had a rocky start to their life together, thanks to all the crap that has come about about Josh, but they owe it to their future to move on -- and part of that is choosing to forgive.

Jessa knows better than anyone that it's unfair to expect God to forgive us and then turn around and deny it to others. Even when it's something as awful as Josh has done.


Image via jessaseewald/Instagram

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