The evidence that anger kills, is growing every day. Doctor Redford
Williams says that the stress hormone cortisol, which fuels anger,
literally tears blood vessels, causing damage to your arteries.
Continuous anger prevents the healing process from taking place, so
once the damage is done, a single bout of rage can trigger a fatal
Jesus said, "Don't lose a minute. Make the first move; make things
right. Do it now, otherwise an inevitable process starts working,
and continues until you have paid the last penny in pain and distress"
(Matt. 5:25-26 paraphrased). Set it down, before it costs you the
race! Forgive! Even if the person who wronged you never admits it, or
seems to suffer for what they've done; forgiving will set you free
and enable you to move forward, and that's what's important!
Never underestimate the power of forgiveness. It's the one power you
always have over the person who hurt you. Lincoln said, "The best
way to destroy an enemy, is to make him a friend." Forgiveness will
put a spring in your spiritual step, and give you a second wind for
the race of life. Go ahead, forgive, and see what happens!