“Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it,
and whoever loses their life will preserve it.”
Do you know what…
It’s wrong for them to treat us like this…
It’s wearing out our hearts…
It’s messing up our minds…
The way they disregard our feelings!
It’s Love or Hate…
We have to make a choice!!
Father forgive us!
“And call upon Me in the day of trouble:
I will deliver thee,
and thou shalt glorify Me.”
What are we doing?
We need Your grace to forgive them…
When we feel we’re the ones losin’
“Let us then with confidence
draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help in time of need.”
But, alive in Christ!
“And He said to all,
‘If anyone would come after Me,
let him deny himself
and take up his cross daily
and follow Me.”
Help us wrestle with this…
And lose the pain that’s ours!
And learn to forgive, seventy times seven times…
“In Him we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
that He lavished on us.
With all wisdom and understanding…”
Ephesians 1: 7, 8
But, Lord, it doesn’t feel right…
To turn a blind eye…
But, it’s not that much…
When we think of what You’ve done!!
That was Love!
We always have a choice to make…
Or breed more hate?
Our hate isn’t going to break a hard heart!
Help us not to start wars that don’t need to be fought…
Forget our pride…
“Humble yourselves before the Lord,
and He will exalt you.”
Lay our weapons on the ground…
Don’t burn our bridges…
Our pain isn’t owed apologies…
Even if they never say they’re sorry!!
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy
and where thieves break in and steal,”
Comes when we surrender….
To Your mercy and Your grace!
Send Your angels down, Lord…
Especially when we feel like we’ve been losing!
“Whoever finds their life will lose it,
and whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.”