It’s about turning loose of the past …. and the hurt…. for that is the thing that imprisons you…… SO.. TURN LOOSE!! ….. and let those things that happened in the past – be “history”- history of the kind that does not bind you….. but rather builds strength – as you learn to lay things down – and leave them behind you!…..
Giving many thanks to God for His love and mercy…… remembering that He is – and has always been – so kind…. And He is no respecter of persons …. for it matters not if you made the mistake or someone else has wronged you – the invitation is the same….. “Come to Me with your cares and I will help you – I will give you rest.” I will give you strength and instruction – to make things right again.….
For hurts and offenses and unforgiveness – make up the three layers of the chains that bind you…..
Those things bind – and hold our heart at a distance – from the blessings of sweet fellowship with Jesus and God the Father …..Such rich blessings that cannot be bought or bartered….. (Check out Psalm 103 ….. and you will see! … You will understand! .. that to live life without these benefits and blessings – would be like living life unchartered – just going wherever the waves and billows take you!)
But God offers too much – both to the offender and the offended – to let life slip by – whilst you and I hold on to hurts and offenses……
SO…. TURN LOOSE….. Let those things go… And let God help you; let His mercy and grace flow – for those are some of the things He sends to heal you!
My God – how good You are! ….. You have shown me such love and mercy ! I can now lay down all the burdens and pain of these offenses – and let Your love and fellowship be the balm that brings healing …..
And heal it will ….. for anything that man can do to hurt you ……. God can do something better! …. He gives grace … And He’ll show you HOW to overcome those things…….while you get to taste His great love and mercy!
That was “just a poem” – while hurts and offences can grow into something very serious…… But the reality is that those things are “too expensive” to let them grow unchecked in our lives while God wants to displace them with something greater ……. Because when we focus too much attention on things like hurt and offenses – it tends to swallow up our time and energy (and clear thinking) so that other things – even much more important things – are often pushed into the background…and even forgotten.
I’m writing now as someone who has tasted – at least my share of all these things – and so I tell you – It really doesn’t matter who was right and who was wrong – these things affect our lives just the same! ….. UNTIL… we decide that the cost and pain – of holding on to them – is robbing us of too many good things ……
And we turn to God… Who is able to do for us exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think……. SO, ASK!…. and taste of His great love and mercy!