Medical doctors and scientists have linked unforgiveness with certain diseases, such as arthritis and cancer. Many cases of mental sickness are tied to unforgiveness.
Forgiving someone is in essence for you. You get to decide to release this person from your heart and your mind. When you hold on to someone in your heart and mind it’s more traumatic to you than the other person. You are the one in in prison.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37
I proposed a question to you last week, do you think forgiveness is necessary? The answer is YES. Not only for you mental, physical and emotional health but for you spiritual being. I don’t know about you but I’m not trying to let anyone cause me to not make it into heaven.
It’s something about letting go of hurt and pain that you have held on to for years or even weeks. Charles Stanley (one of my FAVORITE pastors) stated that when you need to forgive someone- you should write a letter to them, call them and let them know you forgive them etc. In an occasion that the person is deceased – he suggested you pulling up two chairs and you sit in one and sit the other chair across from you and pour out your heart to the person (of course the person is not there but in your mind and by faith you are believing that person is there and can hear you). By faith you will feel the release by voicing it and getting it out of your heart. The captivity is no longer there.
In the Lord’s prayer we read:
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. – Matthew 6:12
Forgive quick, don’t hold on to unforgiveness in your heart. It’s like cancer and it kills you physically and spiritually. It is NECESSARY.
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