Saturday, April 23, 2016
Has anyone ever said something that they wish they hadn't? Maybe something that was meant to hurt someone, control someone, make someone feel inferior, or to get revenge?
I have, many times. In fact, that used to be my "goto" solution and, if I was honest with myself, the way I felt about that person after I had "solved the problem" was never any different than before, even if I had succeeded.
"Listen and understand. What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them." — Matthew 15:25 (NIV)
We've all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Whatever has been done to you, I'm sure, if you're human, you've done to someone else — it just might've looked a little different.
Wrong, is wrong, no matter what "wrong" looks like.
In the name of Jesus, the exhausting cycle of hurt, anger, jealousy, and pointing fingers can end today.
Step out, and look up in faith as you walk on the high road of peace. Jesus says: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." — John 14:27 (NIV)