Time Out Forgive to Heal

“Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. (attitude: stand ready to forgive)”—2 Corinthians 2:5-8

Illness comes through various ways. You can find yourself tangled up in someone else’s life lessons, genetics can also play a part and many would be surprised at how much stress and worry can have an impact on our health as well. When you hold onto the pain of the past this too can bring about illness. Maybe we experienced betrayal, rejection or abuse and just maybe we inflicted the betrayal, rejection or abuse on ourselves or on someone else. Forgiveness is required in order to heal.

Our minds play a significant role in our healing as well as what we speak over our lives. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who make it a friend shall eat its fruit.”Our words have power. If we say that we are dying often enough then we may eat the fruit of what we speak. If we speak that we are stupid then people will treat us as if we are stupid. Likewise, we can speak our healing by speaking words of forgiveness: “I forgive myself and others” “I release the pain of my past” “I am the love of God, I speak the love of God, I share love with my brothers and sisters”.

Speaking positive words brings positive outcome. Speaking forgiveness is not only for our benefit but brings wholeness, wellness, to all.

Time Out: I am well,I am whole, I forgive all who have offended me.