Updated: Jul 13
I hope all of you have had a good week and that you are staying strong. I had one of those weeks that seemed like nothing went right. My week began with mixed feelings about a situation that happened years ago. My struggle caused me to dig deep. I questioned myself. Did I have hope, humility, and grace in this situation?
Was I extending grace to those who were hurtful? The answer was no. As I spoke with someone from my past, I realized, they did not understand the power of God or salvation. It reminded me I was once in the dark as well. I played christian but was not on in my heart. My friends, we are at a time when the world seems to be going insane. I allowed the situation to tear me down. However, God built me up. My hope should never be in people but God.
I am here to tell you, for a while, it seemed as if my world turned upside down. I did not expect it, the situation came from nowhere. Then, I began thinking about Christ and then praying for the situation and the people in it. We are human, and things will upset us, sometimes to the point of anger and tears. That said, my inner turmoil was extremely high. I was not humble in all of this then my pride got the best of me.
In the long run, somehow none of it really matters. We are to place our hope in Christ, be humble, and give him our problems. I tried doing it on my own, I failed. It's funny; God is usually the last one we run to instead of the first when we are hurting. I am sure you will agree.
1 Peter 5: 6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (KJV) God wants us to give him all our problems because he really cares for us.
So, this week was a humbling week, and it was a hard week. It was a situation I could not control but wanted to. That said, I ended up on my knees asking for forgiveness for being angry and for not being humble. The last part I had to do was to extend grace to the situation and people, realizing we are all human. Mistakes and pride come with the territory. I am thankful Christ gave us his word and, like a loving father, corrects us when needed and provides grace, comfort, and forgiveness. Our hope should always be in Jesus's shed blood, his death and resurrection.
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