Today our world is plagued by rage and depression. It oozes into every cranny of society, rich and poor, man and woman, of every colour and nationality.
Everyone is asking why.
It can all be summed up in one word: unforgiveness.
When we refuse to forgive someone for an offense they have committed upon us it seeps into every aspect of our life. That is why there is so much road rage, why there is so much drug abuse, why there is so much failed marriage, why there is so much in fighting in families.
Why do folks refuse to forgive?
Because, we are greedy.
Instead of leaving justice in Jehovahs capable hands we demand the right for blood by our own.
Unforgiveness is a form of selfishness. We demand our pound of flesh.Joseph a son of Jehovah
The cure for this selfishness can only be found by laying our grievances at the feet of Jesus and trusting Him to deliver true justice in His time and in His way.
Speaking from personal experience, Christs justice is far more terrible than anything we could administer to the unrepentant.
The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16: 4-5 Holy Bible New Living Translation
In the mean time, we are to pray for the offended to come to repentance for their own good.
If possible stay away from abusive folks and if you have to deal with them do so graciously but firmly. Let them know their attitude and behavior is not welcome nor tolerated. Therefore, the relationship shall remain formal, but, if they repent the door of friendship shall be opened
Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohe Tishuathi (Psalms 18:46&51:14) – GOD of My Salvation bless me to always have a forgiving heart towards others as You do towards me. Please bless me with the wisdom, strength and provision to walk away from habitual abusers and to pray for them to come unto repentance as well. I humbly request this in the name of He whose blood made forgiveness possible Jesus Christ. Amen
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing