“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25
Wow. That’s all I can say right now…Wow. Life can really throw us curve balls can’t it? Ugh! This weekend has seriously been icky. Started out a little early with what all I can call is“1- ‘high school drama’. I didn’t go through that much when when I was in high school, feels kinda crappy that I need to go through it at 47 years of age. 😦
Well all that high school drama decided to get followed up with my car getting broken into, in my driveway. I definitely have a lot to be thankful for though…I am thankful that my boy had tuition due, otherwise my wallet would have been in the car. I am thankful for my two dogs, one of which woke me up at 1:30am. I didn’t see the light in our driveway on so I didn’t go outside. I am thankful that my honey leaves for work so early in the morning and found out that his truck was rummaged through so the cops were called early. I am thankful for the ‘find my iPhone app’ which ended up locating most of my belongings on someone’s lawn.
I didn’t feel the full brunt of what happened until I had to get in my car to drive somewhere. It was then that I really felt that violation of what was done. That just below where I slept someone broke into my car. They took my things, my keys included. Keys which I believe they used to try to get into my house. It’s scary. I’m scared.
So, on top of being scared, I’m hurt. And although part of me really wants to hold onto that hurt, to that slight that was done (seperate from the breakin), I know that it’s not what God wants of me or for me. That’s Satan’s thing, not God’s and not mine.
I can’t control what other people say or do. I can, however, control my own actions and thoughts. Thankfully it didn’t take too long after we discovered the breakin that I was able to have a thankful heart. While looking through my things I thought that the theives must have had some look on their face when most of what they took were Bibles and faith based books! Haha!
Although the breakin scared me, the most of the hurt that I felt was by the slight that was done. Part of me really wanted to give a blow back. Have you ever wanted to do that? To call out the person/s and tell them that what they did was wrong? I may at some point let it known that what was done was hurtful but if/when I do I need to know that I do it with God’s love in my heart. That I have fully forgiven them.
God is so good and so is His Word. His Word constantly reminds me of who He truly is. He is the maker and creator of the universe. He is my Lord and my Protector. He will make all that has been done to me good. And He will make me stronger in the end.
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 3: 3-5
Friend, I encourage you to look to God in all your circumstances. The good ones, the ok ones and all the bad ones. I know we’d all love to have a life that was just filled with roses and happy moments. Unfortunately, we live in a sin sick world. A world that chooses to refuse to recognize Jesus as their Lord and Savior, let alone that God exists at all. Hold onto Him. He is always there. Always willing to listen.
I pray for each and every one of you. For any situation or circumstance that is causing you pain, worry, frustration. I pray that God that comforts in the midst of your troubles and gives you the strength to face it.
In Jesus’ precious name.