A Cure for “Soul Cancer”
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Soul cancer—unforgiveness—is like a tumor with ugly tendrils growing into every aspect of our lives.
Don’t be lulled into complacency: “Soul cancer” has the power to destroy you.
Here’s the good news: The Great Physician promises to weld His scalpel to free hearts diseased by betrayal, lies, and other sins. Restoration can begin as we release our unforgiveness to Him. Here’s how:
1. Ask God to reveal your most private soul cancers.
As David said, “My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught at the voice of the enemy… I call to the Lord … evening and morning and noon, I cry out in distress and He hears my voice” (Psalm 55: 3, 16-17).
Forgiveness—it’s a conscious decision. This forgiveness process is not for our offenders; it is for our spiritual health alone. Can you give up all claims to revenge? Anger and resentment?
Nope. Most of us are not capable of this measure of forgiveness. But God is able to help us become capable. Yet, we have to know where the cancer is—acknowledge that it exists—to begin the healing.
Ask God to x-ray you to reveal any hidden soul cancers. Strange fact about God: He prefers a cooperative patient so that you and He can move forward to the next healing step.
2. Acknowledge unforgiveness’ toxic nature.
“But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption … But as for me, I trust in you” (Psalm 55:23).
Satan uses unforgiveness to gain entrance first into our souls and then our lives. Unforgiveness can poison our whole being. It can cause spiritual death. We must be dedicated to the health of our souls, which includes being rid of soul cancers at all costs.
The cost? The Great Physician’s bill? It was paid on the cross for you. Jesus donated His own blood for your healing. That’s how important your soul health is to Him. Shouldn’t it be at least that important to you?
3. Understanding that healing is a life-long process, daily surrender your soul cancers to God.
“Cast your cares (soul cancers) on the Lord and He will sustain you” (Psalm 55:22a NIV).
Some cancers can be cured quickly. Some require long-term treatment; perhaps months or years. As God works in you, you’ll discover the soul cancer is losing its grip. It’s not magic. Its God’s healing process.
Know this: God wants to breathe new health into your soul. He will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. For your health, every time you taste the bile of unforgiveness, your job is to surrender it, report the flare up to the Great Physician, and ask for His healing touch. You can witness your transformation in real time while God transforms you from unhealthy to healthy. And holy.
The Lord wants every part of you to be cancer-free, empowered, strong, unencumbered, with soul health like you have never experienced before.
Consent to Treat Form:
Great Physician, heal me. Do what you need to do to cure me of unforgiveness toward ___________(name of person). I was hurt when he/she ________________ (name of offense). It made me feel ______________ (unloved, unworthy, dirty, betrayed, misused, etc.). But because all things are possible through Christ Jesus, I hereby consent to healing from the soul cancer of unforgiveness. Through the power of Christ Jesus, I forgive ________ (name of person). I surrender the sin and pain to you, Lord.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Want a cancer free soul? Start today by leaving judgment, resentment, wrath, and revenge in God’s hands.
Jan Coates is the founder and president of http://www.setfreetoday.com/, a ministry where you can come as you are and leave with a new beginning. Jan is an author, speaker and consultant. She is a frequent conference speaker and appears on national television and radio programs. To schedule Jan for your next event, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebekah Montgomery, author/speaker/teacher, is a gifted, dynamic communicator. She is the author of more than seven books and has penned 1,100 articles. She shares tough real-life topics and biblical application in a simple easy to grasp manner. To book Rebekah for your next event visit http://www.rebekahmontgomery.com. Rebekah is also the executive director of Set Free Today ministry.
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