By Dr. Luis Soto
Do people owe you money? This is one of the worst situations you can be in. You try to forget about it, but it doesn’t take too much for something to happen that brings bitter memories of how resentful and mad you feel about what belongs to you. Unfairness robs your peace.
My business partner owed me money. Every time I reminded him, there was a new excuse or a false promise. I tried hard not to think about it, but every time I saw him or even heard about him, I felt my blood boiling inside of me. The peace that I felt that day suddenly was turned into agitation, restlessness, and frustration. I couldn’t stand it.After searching my heart, I felt that this injustice could be overturned by blessing my partner. Every time I saw him, I silently declared blessings upon his family, and his finances. It worked for a while; however, he still owed me.
I decided to forgive him. I declared that I didn’t have anything against him. I set him free. It worked for a few weeks, but he still owed me.
Finally, I did the unthinkable; I forgave him the debt. I asked him, for the last time, if he was going to pay me and a bunch of excuses ensued. I settled it in my heart that he owes me nothing. I forgave him, and that day, I totally surrendered. I felt peace, I could breathe, and I had no remorse.
Time went by, and he became very ill. Before he died, I went to visit him and told him that I was praying for his healing. Before I left, he gave a name and number of somebody he wanted me to call, and a few days, later he died.
To my surprise, when I called that person, I was informed that the money that the money owed to me was going to be paid. The only difference was that instead of receiving $5,000 which was the amount owed to me, I was given $60,000. I was confused. It didn’t make any sense. But I can tell you, that the freedom, peace, and presence of God that I felt were much superior compared to the fairness and respect that I thought I deserved and fought for. Our daily struggles can consume us to the point that our bodies and emotions go into a massive turmoil which may lead us into sickness.
Gastritis, stomach ulcers, hypertension, palpitations, heart attacks, strokes, insomnia, and even depression are just a few of the many illnesses that are a result of lack of forgiveness, resentment, hatred, pride and wrath. Our emotions, bad attitudes, and toxic thoughts can definitely ruin our health.
God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think.
To keep your heart healthy, you need to live and breathe God’s perspective. He’s the only one who can pour life and strength into your soul and spirit. He’s the one who can heal our body, mind, and give us thoughts of peace.
Welcome to the balanced life.
“Be anxious for nothing, in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God , which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7.