Testimony: Forgiveness Results in Healing

A woman in our young adult ministry at Antioch Baton Rouge testified about how God brought physical healing through relational forgiveness.

For two years my father and I have not spoken because of a huge argument. Over that same time, I have suffered from a knot in my back and throbbing pain that would not go away. The pain grew worse over recent months and no amount of rubbing or stretching helped. Worse, the knot was under my shoulder bone so I could never actually get to it, just had to massage the muscles around it. Nothing helped.

At the beginning of August my father and I started slowly working on our relationship but we avoided the argument that had started the whole thing. Two weeks ago we spoke on the phone. It was the first time in two years I have heard his voice. He called to apologize for his actions and words. After listening to what he said, I forgave him.

A couple of days later I woke up, and for the first time in two years, I did not feel that throbbing pain in my back. I did not have the aching shoulder and did not need to massage the muscles in my back. I have not had a problem with shoulder pain since I said the words aloud, “I forgive you.”

Now, I walk in freedom from pain and I am experiencing the power of forgiveness with Jesus.

– Submitted by Taylor Hilliard