Forgiveness is medicine — for the soul, the mind and the body. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of being a pastor, it’s that there is power in being set free. Throughout history, we see that many great movements of God were preceded by forgiveness — of sin and of one another — and by the extension of mercy and kindness. We need to become a people who forgive one another with the understanding that it cultivates healing.
Does the Bible say, “if my people who, who are called by my name, will argue with each other on Twitter…”? No! It says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray…then I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” If you need healing in your family, your church, your workplace, your school, or even your country, it begins with forgiveness.
If you feel broken, stressed out, or just out of energy, remember that forgiveness is powerful medicine; it’s the perfect antidote to fear and frustration. As you let go of the situations that hold you, your life will take on a joy and excitement that you haven’t experienced for a long time. Isn’t that good news?