T.D. Jakes (Let It Go) previously had stated that unforgiveness leaves people stuck in the prison of their past. He adds that the other danger of unforgiveness is that we become infected by it and have the potential to pass it on to others.
The good news, Bishop Jakes tells us, is that just as God designed our bodies to heal from physical injuries, our soul wants to help us recover from past internal hurts or offenses.
In order for this healing to happen, it is important to understand what forgiveness is and is not. T. D. Jakes explains: “Forgiveness doesn’t exonerate the one who hurt you nor does it trivialize the depth of your trauma. No, not at all. What it does do is liberate you and your soul from living in the Amityville Horror house of memories and agonies that aren’t worthy of more time in your life.”