FORGIVENESS WILL BRING BACK THE LOST THING CAUSED BY SIN [NOON]
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
2 Chronicles 7:11-22
2 Chronicles 7:14 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.
It has been several months since Ashley could not do her normal activities. Her legs were unable to support her to stand up. Ashley had to use a wheelchair to go anywhere. But lately, Ashley seemed to have lost her spirit. She just laid on her bed. Her body was getting thinner and weaker because she no longer had the desire to eat. The doctor had difficulty finding her disease because, from the results of the examination, everything was normal.
Kevin, Ashley’s husband, finally told what happened to his wife to their cell group. They had a quite successful catering business. They were assisted by her cousin who was her right-hand man as well. One day, Ashley heard the news that all big orders were canceled. After investigating, it turned out that her cousin offered a much cheaper price and took over the order. Not only that, but many other customers also switched to her cousin. Since that incident, Ashley fell ill and became paralyzed. From there, their cell group explained that the illness might be caused by bitterness. They prayed together so that Ashley could release her cousin’s forgiveness. Her health has gradually recovered and is now able to learn to walk normally.
We have learned together that all good and perfect blessings come from God (James 1:17). That is why when we do something that is against God’s will or which is called sin, then we will lose God’s presence and approval. Heartache or bitterness is also a sin that lies deep in the heart. If we allow this, it will take root deeper, it will cause various illnesses. We will lose health which is very valuable and useful for doing the will of the Father. Today, if anyone still has bitterness, open our hearts wide. Let the winds of the Holy Spirit from the west sweep away every hatred, hurt, anger, and disappointment. Cleanse and sanctify our hearts with forgiveness from God so that we are ready to receive health and other blessings from God again.
FORGIVENESS will BRING BACK everything which was LOST CAUSED BY SIN.
- Check yourself, what is lost from your life as a result of sin?
- Have you received by faith the forgiveness and restoration that God has provided?
- What is your commitment to always protect your life and heart from sinning?
”Father, thank you for the forgiveness that You have provided through the sacrifice of the blood of Your only Son Jesus Christ. We accept it with faith, forgiveness, and restoration in our lives. Enable us to forgive those who have wronged us as You have forgiven us. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”