Sometimes you wonder why. Why is that hurt hurts? Or rejection breaks? Why does intolerance breed hatefulness? Why is it that we are not able to see the good in others? Why do we criticize others for the very things we, ourselves do? Are we blind? Are we heartless? Are we just accustomed to the two-sided vision created through the plank in our eye?
Matthew 7:3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Is it the need to control? Do we think we are doing someone a favor by continually crushing their spirit? I dare say that one day the plank will finally reach their innermost being and separate us from them.
Oh, no one will notice. No one will care. No one will apologize. No one would dare!
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.
Sometimes we consider the purpose of the pain. As we do, we must remember that when it is well with OUR soul, it is truly well! ...
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:4-6
We cannot change anyone and their habitual patterns. We are only able to commit to our personal relationship with Christ. When we are open and willing to grow and share his love; we pray, he hears and responds.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you, your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:26-27
How do we heal a broken heart? How can a "loser" ever win? Help someone mend their broken heart! The answer is JESUS. The rain may fall down, but he refreshes our soul always!
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