According to Matthew 6:14-15, a person who doesn't forgive others will not be forgiven by God. That’s a dangerous place to be that will ultimately lead to death — spiritually and physically if not dealt with! Peter, Jesus’ disciples asked about forgiveness. Look what Jesus said:
Some people don’t want to be healed or happy. They love to have pity parties because they love the attention they bring. I had someone call me for prayer one day. I began to pray and while I was praying, this person was talking to people in the background, not even listening to me pray so that they could agree with me or hear what I was praying for. Holy Spirit said stop they don't want to be healed. Then I understood why Jesus asked the lame man at the pool of Bethesda, "Do you want to be made whole?" (John 5: 5-9).
Jesus came to this world to redeem us from sin, death and sickness. He was made to be sin on our behalf, that we might have life. Isaiah 53:4-5 declares, “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
Not too long ago I got word that someone who is very dear to me was doing very bad. Strung out on drugs and living in an abandoned garage. As I heard this heartbreaking news, all I could think of was the prodigal son living in the hog pen.
I was reminded that the prodigal son came to himself and went home. I began to pray for my dear loved one, that he would come to himself and come home, back to Jesus who in no wise would cast him out but welcome him with open arms.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” - John 10:10
I went through something this week and even though I was okay with the outcome, I was deeply hurt. I felt like several years of my precious life had been wasted. I felt like a failure and a fool, and I was angry. I was now in a city alone. I was shocked and afraid. I sat for hours at my desk crying and wondering what to do. I was 250 miles away from family in Miami and almost 500 miles away from family in Atlanta. I knew I had to get rid of what I was feeling, so I took all those emotions and feelings to the Throne of Grace.