The world we live in is a cruel one. One filled with inadequacies, discrepancies, temptations, hurt and temptations. Everyday, we face a new kind of hurdle that we always have no option but to overcome in an effort to move on to the next.
I remember reading somewhere that… He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
The above texts talks of an ever existing being. One who is always there for us. One who doesn’t ask much from us but just ‘fear of Him’. Unfortunately most trying times we tend to forget the above fact and act solely on our own. We forget to ask for God’s intervention in our lives even when the going gets too tough for us.
Many a times we tend to ask ourselves why God would let us go through the hardships we experience. We question God’s actions. On this beautiful day I want to say that as gold is tested through fire so does God test the faithfulness of his believers through hardships. It doesn’t mean that He forsakes us during these times, He is always there guiding us no matter how much we don’t realize it.
Lastly remember that Forgiveness is a very important virtue in our existence. Mary Fairchild Says that Our natural instinct is to recoil in self-protection when we’ve been injured. We don’t naturally overflow with mercy, grace and
understanding when we’ve been wronged. Harboring those feelings of hurt only hurts you more than it even hurts the person you are angry with. Forgiving them with sincerity replenishes you making you feel fresh and renewed. Just close your eyes and ask God to help you forgive and forget all deeds of your transgressors. It’s not easy but we can’t live in the past. Or can we?