I struggle with this

9 Apr

I’ve got to admit, one of the things I preached about on Sunday is one of my greatest struggles.  I am working on this, but it is one of my most difficult struggles and I know many others struggle with it, too.  It is TRUST.  Especially after I’ve been burned.

I am a pretty easy-going guy.  I try to live and let live, to do unto others as I WANT them to do unto me.  And I know Jesus commanded us to love not only our friends, but our enemies as well.  To pray for those who persecute me.  But I struggle.  I struggle when people lie to me.  When people do or say things to me or about me that are less than Christ-like.

In Luke 17:4, Jesus told the disciples  If he (your brother)  sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”  The disciples responded “WOW!  THAT WILL TAKE A LOT MORE FAITH THAN WE HAVE!!  HELP US!!”  I have prayed that prayer many times.  And I have learned something else:  Even if they don’t repent, the best thing I can do is FORGIVE.  Because, when I hold on to grudges or bad feelings, I am hurting MYSELF way more than I am hurting them.

And I struggle with this!!  So pray for me, and I will pray for you!!  Hope you have a great Holy Week next week and I hope you are already preparing your heart for what God will do!!

One Response to “I struggle with this”

  1. Linda Brown April 9, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    I struggle with forgiveness also. And I know I would be better but it is so hard to do.

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