“And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.” (Isaiah 12: 1)
God does not hold a grudge. The anger that we may feel He has for us over certain behavior and circumstances in our lives, does not sit on us like a curse. God is not like that. He is sustained Love. He is not subject to the whims of human emotion and reaction. He is the divine Principle that stands firmly as Truth, Life, and Love.
We may feel at times that we have disappointed Him and so we are suffering. But we have only strayed from what is His highest ideal, what He caused us to be, and because we are not being ourselves, it feels uncomfortable, like punishment, like we have riled God’s wrath. But we can never truly be anything or anyone but who we are. God knows this. His comfort toward us for our mistaken belief about ourselves is ever at the ready. Love is always His activity and intention.
So, let’s do see that clinging in thought to the mistakes of our past as well as self-judgment for ignorance in this moment, are the only things that are damning us to hell. God is ready to show us that children are here to learn right from wrong, through trial and error at times, and that it doesn’t make the Mother-Father love us any less. Her child is always worthy of a comforting and cleansing embrace, a second chance to know and prove his true goodness and the joy and peace that brings.
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