Resentment

Resentment 

“Vengeance is mine, I will repay says the Lord.” “BE” angry and sin not. Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath. 

You hurt me once and twice, shame on me, but three times, shame on you. Holding a grudge, I’ll stay away from you, withhold affection, avoiding you like a canker. Rant and rave all we want with rage gets us nowhere. We withdraw and stuff “OUR” hurts, fester and stew to a boiling point looking to explode. 

O Lord, “OUR” Lord, how Majestic is Your name in all the earth. You are a strong tower. Who can we run to? You have the Words of life! Only You can satisfy “OUR” longing. We’ve tried everything else and nothing works. We’re not on “OUR” own. You bail us out and call us Your own. You fill us up with goodness and praise for another day. Your forgiveness in the sea of forgetfulness buries pain and anguish. Angst against a righteous judge leaves nothing but contempt. To rehearse “OUR” hurts only hurts the one who hurts the most, the one you should hurt at all. 

Fill “OUR” hearts and minds with a Word of healing hope. Change “OUR” heart O God, make it ever new, Change “OUR” heart O God, may we “BE” like You! 

Forgive “OUR” sin and enter in, heal “OUR” land, “OUR” dwelling place. Renew unto us the joy of “OUR” salvation and uphold us with Your free Spirit. Restore Your I AM age in us, replace Your Spirit right-in-us. Convert us out of “OUR” sorrow and pain. Deliver us from the evil one who bites and devours. 

All “OUR” anxieties on You are laid. “OUR” burdens are lifted at Calvary. All “OUR” sin paid in full. What You have done for us we do for others who sin against us. We need to hear them say “I forgive you too”. 

We lay all “OUR” inequities down at the foot of the cross where there is a level playing field. You lift us up and rise up to walk in newness of life. How refreshing it is to “BE” restored bodily with fresh wind and fresh fire in “OUR” belly. We serve a risen Savior, an everlasting God!

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About prayersjourney

Elder, retired, GPa, Journaling life, learning To Pray, same home over fifty years. Five sons and GKids.
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