As an integrated being, our Soul (Mind, Will and Emotion) plays an important role in our overall health. Our feelings, our stress levels, our thought life, etc., will impact us in ways we could never imagine and YES this includes the health of our physical bodies.
Let’s look at 3 ways we can begin to allow God to dig through the muck and the mire and restore to us true Joy and Hope.
Scripture – Listen to Scripture online or record your own voice reading sections of Scripture that are meaningful to you. Your body responds positively to the south of your own voice. That is why we recommend reading God’s word aloud. Fill your mind with what is good and wholesome and praiseworthy! **Our HealingStrong community does this through our Around the Word in 80 Days – learn more here
Confession – Don’t harbor unconfessed sin. Holding onto sin eats away at us, and eventually at those we love. When we confess, God forgives – this is HIS promise.
Forgiveness – Choose to forgive others. Scripture tells us that we are to forgive others in the same way that God forgives us. Holding on to un-forgiveness leads to bitterness which we are told defiles those around us as well as ourselves. We cannot afford to allow ourselves to hold grudges or be bitter or resentful if we expect to heal. Forgiveness is a process, it is not a “one and done” event. You may need to speak the words: “Lord, I choose to forgive________.” over and over, day after day until you truly can release the offender.
Forgiveness does not absolve the offender of guilt, but it cleanses you from the continuous poisoning that results from holding onto the offense.
Below are 4 amazing resources to help you learn to forgive and release the people or events that may be holding you captive.
- The Power of Forgiveness – Listen to this recording from our 2018 HealingStrong conference, as Chris Wark speaks on the power of forgiveness.
- Getting Rid of Toxic Thoughts – Video presented by author and speaker, Dr. Caroline Leaf
- A Story of Forgiveness – Read a special story of forgiveness which is included in our 30 Day Healthy Living Guide. Also in our guidebook are step by step routines to help you renew your soul.
- Ways to connect with HealingStrong that will encourage you and refresh your spirit.
Chris Wark, Stage 3 Colon Cancer Thriver shares his personal healing testimonial with the power of forgiveness at the HealingStrong Conference 2018.
*Above, teaching on the Power of Forgiveness by Chris Wark
Dr. Leaf explains how to change your thoughts by renewing your mind and how science is catching up with the Word of God
*Above, video on Toxic Thoughts by Dr. Caroline Leaf