Loved in Weariness

Loved in Weariness
 
“The one who keeps God’s commands lives in Him, and He in them. And this is how we know that He lives in us: We know it by the Spirit He gave us.” I John 3:24
 
It’s been an odd 24 hours for me; I’ve prayed a lot about the altercation yesterday with the young man at the post office. God – who is always honest yet loving – let me know the morning might have been gone a lot differently if I’d just quietly stood back and said nothing. Was I wrong? Was I behaving sinfully? I’m not certain that I know the answer to those questions but I’ve prayed it through, ask God to forgive my sin within the altercation, and withdrawn my complaint. I had been wronged and the young man does need my prayers; which he will have. But, by voicing my inner judgement about his rude behavior instead of simply showing love and meekness was wrong. It’s an inner battle I wrestle with a lot; I don’t like evilness. I want to confront it; I want the world I grew up in ~ one where people showed respect, manners, and kindness to return but it is not coming back. The behavior of others is not something I can change nor is it my battle; it is God’s. I am beginning a march into a battle with myself – to fully accept the depth of God’s love!
 
“The power of darkness comes in like a flood,
The battle belongs to the Lord.
He’s raised up a standard, the power of His blood,
The battle belongs to the Lord.
I sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord!
I sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord!
 
Unless noted, scripture is NIV ©1984 Int’l Bible Society
Hugs +/or ChIPS ©3/05 Eleanor J. Gale-Boone
Ministry website: http://www.asistershugs.org
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2 thoughts on “Loved in Weariness

  1. I also have a difficult time not confronting bad behavior. It’s been a lifelong battle for me. It sounds like you simply pointed out the behavior. I tend to react badly. Thank you for a fine reminder this morning.

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