Forgiveness Thursday – Stability

Lord, You have been our dwelling place [our refuge, our sanctuary, our stability] in all generations.
‭‭PSALM‬ ‭90:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Happy Thursday!  It’s a great day to forgive others and yourself.

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Have you ever been blown away be an event or unexpected occurrence that you felt was unfair?  If so, how long did you dwell on it – minutes?  Hours? Days? Weeks? Years?  Did you rant, fuss and complain?  Did you get mad at others who didn’t understand your emotions?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t feel alone.  I recently read that it is important for leaders to be emotionally stable.  At first, I was thinking “this isn’t a problem for me”.  Then, God reminded of the many times I have been upset about events or happenings that I thought were unfair.  Each time I approached those around me for comfort and understanding.  I just wanted someone to say they saw things my way.  I never realized that my roller coaster of emotional instability was driving everyone crazy.

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The good news is Colossians 2:5 tells us that even though we may feel alone, we can find emotional stability and “unwavering confidence in His power wisdom and goodness” (Amp).  The bad news is we have to work at this.  It’s not enough to just know that God provides our emotional stability.  We have to practice being emotionally stable.  You may not believe it, but I know people including myself who have stayed upset about something for years.  I have more good news though.  Over time I have improved.    Most things only upset me for a few hours or a couple of days, instead of months of years.  However, if it was something really painful, I rarely forget.  I’m striving for letting go of bad events in five minutes or less without anyone ever knowing.  It’s a good goal to have.

If you have struggled with emotional stability, find your strength in God.  God bless you.

 

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s so easy just to let anger fester when we feel we’ve wrongfully experienced unfairness, but if we can trust God, He can help us through even when life is truly unfair.

  2. I counseled a patient who let her hatred of her mother’s action fester for forty years. Her mother went blissfully along with her life unawares, while her daughter became more bitter. Yes, her mother was wrong but this woman’s bitterness was like acid that destroyed her very soul! Forgiveness allows us to begin again. Wonderful post!

    1. Thank you. Many just don’t understand that forgiveness is a gift to ourselves. It frees our soul.

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