“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
– Colossians 13:3
Maybe today you’re saying God, heal my family, heal my body, or heal this, or heal that, but we have all these choices that we’ve been making. Maybe you want to reconcile with your kids or with your brother or with a colleague but you haven’t taken responsibility for your side. Yes, they did a lot of bad stuff, but you haven’t asked for forgiveness. You’re asking God to heal you but you’re not able to heal with them because in their eyes, you haven’t reconciled or taken responsibility for your choices. So in that case, forgiveness has to happen before your healing. In all cases, when God heals and when God forgives, He doesn’t do just a little part, He does everything. When God heals, He doesn’t just heal your body — He heals your soul, He heals your spirit, He heals your heart, He heals your family, and He heals your country. God is a healer. Everywhere He goes, He brings healing with Him.
Thank you, God, for your forgiveness and for your healing. Help me to ask for forgiveness from the people I need it from.
Do you need to ask your friend for forgiveness today?