Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness : The Divine Tool to Put Right the Things That Are Wrong
Many people think that to 'forgive' means letting someone off the hook who does not deserve it. It does not mean that at all! Forgiveness is the divine tool to put right the things that are wrong! Unforgiveness is harmful - not towards the person who has harmed us, but towards ourselves. Forgiveness releases the power of the Holy Spirit to begin working in that person's life who has hurt us, preventing them from going on to hurt others, which stops the hurting at its source. This is part of how God puts right wrongs. His vengeance is His justice, not as we would do it, but in a perfect way that not only deals with the origin but also restores the person who has been hurt, used, or stolen from. Unforgiveness is exactly like a getting a deep splinter in your hand or foot, and leaving it there. What happens if you do NOT remove it? Two things: The pain remains and infection sets in. When others hurt us, it is just the same as getting a splinter, but in your soul. If it is not dealt with quickly, the pain stays and 'infection' sets in - in the form of anger, resentment, depression, anxiety, frustration, irritability. These gradually change the way you think and interact with others, until you develop 'isolation' mentality - keeping others at a distance to avoid being hurt again. What is actually happening, is that you are cutting yourself off from love, caring and support, as well as developing a 'skew' vision of people, becoming cold, critical and judgmental - a lonely place to be. It becomes easier to be mean to others, and intolerant of weaknesses they sometimes cannot help because of their own hurts and disappointments. Eventually, it becomes difficult to find anything positive in people and situations, so wherever you go, you have a dampening effect on others, bringing them down to where you are. Some will try to help you, seeing your pain, while others will just try to avoid you - the result is always the same - eventually people will distance themselves from you and from any desire to help you. If this describes you, or someone you know, then this book was written for you.
- Paperback | 46 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.79mm | 117.93g
- 05 Mar 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
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About Dr Glynn a Goedhart (Phd)
Dr. Glynn Goedhart has been a recognized therapist for over 30 years, her studies including psychology, sociology and theology, and has specialized in family and trauma therapy. She is also an ordained minister. Dr. Goedhart has a varied range of skills and experience to meet every problem, great or small. She has lectured at schools, churches and service clubs on various subjects, as well as on radio and teaches on stress and anger management, the detection and management of child abuse, domestic violence and rape, parenting skills, premarital and marriage counseling, personal growth, basic counseling and advanced counseling for lay persons. Dr. Goedhart's knowledge and background includes the business and sales industry as well as having art and art therapy as part of her foundational studies. Dr. Goedhart's first desire has always been to help those struggling with the painful issues of life. Her insight and compassion coupled with a healthy sense of humour has been a source of comfort to thousands of patients over the years. She lives in Springs, South Africa with her husband and four "furry" children, her dogs who are her constant companions, her own offspring having 'flown the coop' to raise families of their own.