Anger and Resentment

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. (Hebrews 12:15) 
Resentments are tough because they are almost always based on  a level of truth and reality. 
Resentment is the subtle reminder of what someone did, what you wish you had said or any unfinished business we have with people.  

However, if we stay hurt and offended the other person not only falls short of our grace, but we fall short of God’s grace!  
Hurt and anger are legitimate responses to being mistreated… the failure to move on is the problem. 

Being angry isn’t the problem, staying angry is.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)  
When I read this devotion I was reminded of a powerful quote, it says, anger is one letter short of danger. Remember to think before you speak and never speak in anger. That’s a rule we hold tightly to in our home. Anger doesn’t solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything. A moment of love can break barriers that took a lifetime to build. So remember, before you judge, before you fill your heart and mind with resentment and anger, stop and think, that person is most likely fighting a battle you know nothing about. Love.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

Get Up and Dust Yourself Off

And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. (Hebrews 12:13) 
One time when I was praying from a very sad place I wailed, “Lord, what do I do?” The sweet Holy Spirit answered immediately, “get up and dust yourself off!” 
God doesn’t say you shouldn’t stumble. 

He says when we do, get up quickly! 
He says staying down turns the injured leg into a broken leg. 

He knows we will have events that knock us down emotionally and physically, but He promises He will walk through them with us.  
I will run my race no matter how messy it looks…no giving up & no staying down! 

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. (Hebrews 12:12)
Wow! When I read this devotion I about had myself church. I pray it encourages you today, no matter how you feel, look up, get up and never give up. No matter how many time you get knocked down, keep getting back up. He sees your determination, and when you do everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do. Now, get up and dust yourself off! Hallelujah!
Have a beautiful day in The Lord!