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Forgiveness is Medicine

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

– 2 Chronicles 7:14

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?

Prayer


Jesus, I choose to forgive everyone who has offended me. I release them to you and trust you to work in the outcome.

Reflection


How have you experienced the healing power of forgiveness in your life?

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One Response

  1. Forgiveness is a healer especially for the one doing the forgiving. It let’s up let go of the hurt, whether that is real or imagined. Not forgiving hurts ourselves, not the other person. Besides God says, “Vengance is mine sayeth the Lord.” “I will judge the heart.”

    I’ve lived long enough to see how He handles these capers, and I can definitely say the that the best things we can do is to, “Leave this in His hands…”.

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