Recently at the office, I was watching the lightning outside and listening to the thunder and was in total awe of the greatness and magnitude of how strong God is. To think He just spoke and it was! We as humans see the here and now, experience worries, pain and turmoil and sometimes don’t know how we are going to survive our situations.
For example, the January month phenomenon that has 55 days (joke), and the payday that is sooo long away. The worries about money, so many commitments we have to honour but too little money to do so.
Sometimes things happen in our lives and we don’t understand why, and we then become angry with God. We rebel against those that loves us and cares for us, we hurt them because we are hurting. We become a people we don’t want to be, but still, we do!
Being hurt by broken promises of a loved one time and time again causes you to lose respect and faith in them, sometimes you just want to give up and distance yourself from the hurt. However, it is not always possible, because of circumstances like children and finances. The phrase: “If God can forgive me through the blood of Jesus for my wrongdoing, why can’t I then?” comes to mind.
Does God ever feel like giving up on us? Does God ever feel that He cannot trust me or you anymore because of broken promises? We so easily say “I had enough”, however, He never says that to us. When we go back to our Creator in shame and regret, does He turn us away? A resounding NO!
Well, what makes us better than God? Who are we not to forgive, who are we not to forget of all the broken promises? Our human spirit tends to feel sorry for ourselves, and we will look at our situation through our own sympathetic eyes, never seeing the hurt and struggles of the others.
Psalm 37 V 7 – 9 – Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
If we take the focus off ourselves and put it back onto God, our whole perspective will change. If we don’t see the faults and lies in others, but the love of Jesus himself covering their sins, how can we still not forgive? I believe with my whole heart that God did not intend for us to be hurt like this, we do it to each other! We cannot just give up, because God does not give up on us, He gave the ultimate sacrifice. When you think: “I cannot anymore, I am finished,” think of what God has done for you. In Him everything is possible.