In HIS Presence


READ: Mathew 6:14-15


But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Mathew 6:15).

Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. Our emotions have a direct connection to our body, and this can impact not only on our mental but also on our bodily state. A lady had been seeing a doctor for the pain in her right hand. When the pain persisted, she was advised to seek professional counselling. During counselling, it was discovered that she had held a grudge against her husband for years because he stood in the way of her pursuing a great career.

A research paper published by a counselling Psychologist, reports that when you have an unresolved or repressed strong emotion like anger, unforgiveness, hate, resentment towards any man who has authority over you (your husband or father), over time, it affects the right part of your body. The right part of your body represents authority. When you have an unresolved emotion towards those you have authority over, (child, staff, or any other subordinate), it affects the left side of your body. Repressed strong emotions can lead to high blood pressure, back pain, change in appetite, chest pain, constipation or diarrhoea, extreme tiredness, insomnia, headaches, general aches, and pains. Physical ailments that keep recurring or have defied medical intervention may be due to emotional issues that we are dealing with.

Let go of all the baggage; whether it is unforgiveness, hate, anger, envy, or whatever load you are carrying. It is load and it is weighing you down. Let go of the pain of failed relationships, broken dreams, hurt, unforgiveness, neglect, unfaithful spouse, bottled up emotions, unmet expectations, financial hardship, grief, deceit, divorce, separation, regrets of the past. Let go of the deep-rooted stuff. Let go and let God begin to heal you. God wants to set someone free today, that’s why His word is coming to you today. But you must be willing to yield.

How do you move towards wholeness and restoration?
Forgive others: You must forgive others if you want God to forgive you. “And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” (Mathew 6:12). You are doing yourself a favor by forgiving others. Forgiveness sets you free; it restores order and wholeness within you. By forgiving them, you are opening your heart to receive God’s blessings.

Forgive yourself: You need to forgive yourself also. You need to settle scores with yourself. You cannot open a new chapter of your life if you keep reliving the previous one. Learn to pardon yourself for the very many ways you may have messed up your life, you did not know any better. If you knew it all, then you would be God. But you are not, you are human.

Lastly, remember that when God forgives us, He wipes the slate clean and remembers the offence no more. So, you must accept God’s forgiveness and move on, else you will continually dwell in self-condemnation. That voice of condemnation within you belongs to the devil. The bible calls him the ‘accuser of brethren’. Resist him and he will leave you alone (James 4:7).

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

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