Write a Letter - Heal Your Soul!
Why Should You Write A Letter?

Do you have an unresolved issue with someone that is causing you guilt, regret, pain or grief, but you’re not certain whether you should bother trying to reconcile or say, “I’m sorry?”

What’s the big deal about saying, “I forgive you” or “I’m sorry, will you forgive me?” Well, God thinks it’s a very big deal. And, if you want to have a better relationship with Christ, you should think it’s a big deal too. This is what led me on this journey in the first place. In my desire to walk closer with Him, I desired to be obedient to Him. The Bible says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone” (Colossians 3:13).
The Bible also says we should forgive others so that God will forgive us: “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins”
(Matthew 6:14-16). Should we be seeking God's forgiveness if we are unwilling to forgive others? Another reason to write a letter is that forgiveness and reconciliation have the added gift of freedom. Do you need to experience freedom from guilt, resentment, anger, or emotional or spiritual pain that is a result of a broken relationship? Forgiveness is the answer.

Maybe you’ve decided that you will seek forgiveness and reconciliation, but the pain is too great, you’re nervous or afraid, or your heart just isn’t in it. What can you do?

Get out of the way and let God do His work! If you’ve made up your mind that this is something you should do, but your heart is not there yet, you may be trying to carry the burden on your own. The Bible says the following:
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
(Matthew 19:26)
 
He “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.”
(Ephesians 3:20-21)
 
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
(1 Peter 5:6-7)
I encourage you to surrender your pain and heartache to God and ask Him to carry the burden for you. Ask Him to change your heart so that He can heal your heart. Put your faith and trust in Him. Dr. Tony Evans says, “Faith is acting like God is telling the truth.”

Do you believe God is telling the truth when He says He can do above all that you ask of Him? If so, ask Him. If you’re still having difficulty, pray this payer:


Lord, I know that with You and through You, all things are possible.
I cannot do this on my own and I need Your strength.

Please help me where I am weak, hurting, afraid, and angry.
I want to cast all my anxiety on you, but it is not easy.

I want to forgive, but I’m having a hard time reconciling what has been done to me.

I want to ask to be forgiven,
but I’m having a hard time admitting my faults and what I’ve done.

I want to obey You, but I’m having a hard time stepping out in faith.

I know in my heart forgiving is the right thing to do, but I can’t
get past feeling that (the person’s name) does not deserve my forgiveness.

Lord, would You please change my heart? Would You please place Your desire for forgiveness and healing in my heart so that Your desire becomes my desire?

Would You please help me focus on pleasing You
and allow You to focus on reconciling what has been done to me?

Would You help me look past who the person is and help me
look forward to the freedom and joy I will experience once I forgive and reconcile?

Would You search my heart and help me be honest with myself so that
I can admit any wrongdoing and take responsibility for my actions?

Would You help me put all faith and trust in You so that You can lead me and
carry me throughout this process?
 
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

See our Healing Letters
 page to read actual letters
written by others.