“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” (Psalms 37: 7)
It is so easy to get caught up in what evil another has done toward us. It is alluring to stay focused on how they have misunderstood us, betrayed us, deserted us, caused us shame or loss. And yet, by doing so we are giving to the one we believe caused us harm our attention, a manner of worship. Our sweet and innocent mind has lost its well-deserved high altitude and experience, to cavort with sinners, so to speak.
Rest in the Lord. Be patient with His ability to right all things. Stay faithful to your own innocence by loving God enough to trust Him and to bring justice, and most importantly, peace. Don’t lose your life in the contemplation of your hurt. You are investing that error, that evil, and its perpetrator with your focus, with your thought, which has power when focused on good. Does the evil really deserve this much of our precious time?
We must give God the day. We must stay faithful to our trust in His perfect design, knowing that in it, no transgression against goodness is allowed to stand, and every one must come to know Him, good, from the least of us to the greatest. The evil-doer also must come into accord with Principle, Love. Let’s not put off for a moment our beautiful life by fretting about others’ wrong-doing. Your blessing comes from God, and so it is always full and unadulterated. No man can take that away from you. So relax, and claim the fullness and active presence of good, and feel the freedom that comes of a Mind that is totally filled with Love.
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You say ‘don’t lose your life in the contemplation of your hurt.’ Yes, this is staying at too low a level mentally and emotionally in the healing process, We also understand that sometimes, this is easier said than done, especially if the hurt or damage is serious. But regardless of the harm done, we do eventually have to rise to the point where we see from the absolute point of view, that no harm has really occurred because God is All in all and He was All yesterday, is All today, and will be All tomorrow. I appreciate this reminder Laura, to not allow myself to stay at too low a level, there is no basis for self-pity. Thank you for your love and wisdom, we love you too, always.
Leah, it isn’t easy at all! That’s why we need to keep reminding ourselves. A life focused on hurt can’t be focused on love, right? Or certainly not as well. If we are to live, we need to fully love and realize the presence of eternal Love–always with us and never having left us for a moment. Self-pity and self-justification can try to draw us in, which only makes more of the past illusion and loses the present reality! Thanks always for your inspired thoughts and feedback! I love to listen just as much as I love to share…maybe even more!