Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
- Colossians 3:13
There you have it, people. It is so hard, so, so hard.
It is so much easier to hang onto anger. So much easier.
A grudge is like attempting to poison someone else, but drinking the poison yourself. It rots you out, slowly and deceptively.
God has given us all grace. That arch, that bridge is so unbelievably important, so strong.
Walk on it, believe in it, and hold the hand of those who hurt you and take them across with you. God is love, God is in you, YOU are love.
Fallen, broken world? Yes. Redeemed and forgiven souls with the ability to spread grace. Yes!
Don’t hesitate as night cometh... “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-5 NIV
Charles Spurgeon: “The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them.”
TODAY: Before the sun sets, choose forgiveness and grace.