Learning to stand again when you have been stepped on by others that could not see and by those that failed to believe is taught in the life of Joseph with his own brothers as Joseph displayed his love for God by forgiving so the family could be reconciled. This same message was taught by Jesus at the cross which is recorded in Luke 23:34, “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
Is there someone in your life that you have not forgiven? Is there someone that has hurt you beyond human repair? Maybe your family is splintered due to the lack of communication or jealousies that can develop from within. Are you harboring bitterness or anger due to some thing that happened in the past? Or, have you learned how to forgive and love for your family to steadfast?
Spiritually Satan works in many ways to destroy the love between our family and friends. This takes place often because we allow our vision to be blocked by what we see and forget how to trust in God in whom we are to believe. We all experience pains and misfortunes in life but when we learn to take our shortcomings to the Lord is when our relationships can be restored.
I challenge you to put your feelings aside and swallow your pride to feel the love of Jesus that is standing by. There is a point in life that we have to learn the art of sacrifice in order to receive the eternal rewards. Can you honestly tell me what is worth being separated from the love of God in your family and friends? Don’t allow Satan to rob you of the healing that comes in forgiveness and cause you to come up short in the End…
James A. Harrison