When Joseph suffered cruel treatment from his vengeful brothers and devastating consequences from a false accusation, he could have languished in the dungeon of bitterness. Instead, he saw God's sovereign hand through the pain. Because he did, Joseph could stand before his betrayers filled with forgiveness and affection.
Forgiveness is the song of the soul set free!
When King David confessed his beastly sins of adultery and murder, he experienced God's healing grace. He then declared, "I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness" (Psalm 51:14).
If we could ask David what forgiveness sounds like, he might reply: "Singing!"
At Insight for Living Ministries, we believe in the curative power of forgiveness. Forgiveness eases the ache of remorse and soothes the wounds of bitterness. Whether we hear, "I forgive you," from those we've offended or say, "I forgive you," to those who've wounded us, forgiveness frees us from the bondage of resentment.
What's the melody in your heart? The song of the soul set free? Or is it a bitter dirge composed by harsh words from an abusive parent, festering wounds from an unfaithful spouse, or your own past failures?
My wife, Cynthia, and I have experienced the crippling effect of resentment. Praise God we also know the wings biblical forgiveness brings! We long for you to know the same. In fact, that's our desire for every person!
Your generous gift today will help Insight for Living Ministries continue proclaiming God's message of forgiveness worldwide through broadcasts and printed resources. It will also support Vision 195—our mission to fulfill the Great Commission by training and mentoring leaders to proclaim God's grace in every language as we make disciples in all 195 nations.
At your request, your donation will prompt us to send you the recently updated two-message CD series, Finding Healing through Forgiveness.
In the first message, I'll help you start clearing away the trash from your past. Then in the second message, you'll hear Cynthia's moving story of how obedience to God's principles of forgiveness transposed her life's song from the minor key of bitterness and anger to the joyful melody of freedom and praise. Please be sure to request this hope-filled CD set when you make your donation. If you have already given as a Monthly Companion, call 1-800-246-2420 to request your copy.
Will you help us grow the chorus of those singing the song of the soul set free? Together, we can change the tune of the entire world.
With a melodious heart,
Charles R. Swindoll