FREEDOM TO FORGIVE:
GRIEVE WITH YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER
“O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
Today Pastor Brian reminded us that hurt and offense have a way of wearing us down. We become so tired of the conflict, frustration, and drama that our focus remains on that instead of moving forward to heal. We must move beyond the anger and find the courage to grieve. It’s not easy or fun, but it’s well worth it.
Pray for God to give you strength and wisdom as you work through an offense you may be holding onto. Confess if you are not dealing with an offense that’s wearing you down and you’re not willing to address it. Ask God to lead you in the grieving process.
Prepared by Leslie McGinty