Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 30, 2015

Releasing Wrongs

nov 30“May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.” Psalm 25:21 (ESV)

Waiting for God to right a wrong can seem like forever. We grow impatient when those who offend or hurt us seem to escape untouched. The good, easy life seems to consume their every move while we are knocked off our feet unable to stand. Not a fun place to visit and definitely not a place we want to stay. Yet how many times do we allow a wrong to keep us down, defeated and nurturing our wounds?

The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to let go and allow God to heal our tender places. Yes, those old tapes playing over in our minds need to go. We will never move away from our victim status while we are rehearsing our wounds. Reoccurring thoughts chiseling deep impede the healing balm of God to soothe away our hurts. And then we must take it a step further, by releasing the person who seems to be oblivious to our pain. The one we say we’ve forgiven yet just the mention of their name still pricks our hearts.

So admire the heart of Joseph, who despite the wounds of his own brothers left the tapes in that dark pit. When he was lifted out and sold into slavery, Joseph chose to not wallow – to not go back to the place where it all began. And I doubt he wasted all those years waiting for God to right his wrong. Instead, we find Joseph flourishing wherever God placed Him. And stranger still those wrongs seem to follow him despite Joseph’s consistent actions to lay them down.

Love the way God’s plan unfolds when Joseph least expects it. Right before his eyes stands the ones who removed his presence. Don’t know if I would have given grace so freely. Wonder if perhaps it was the letting go and the releasing of the wrong that transformed that moment?
Deep healing is possible without the promise of a wrong righted when we leave the details in God’s hands.

“Father, Your healing touch positions us to move past the pain and fulfill Your purpose in our lives.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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