Posted by: bshelley | May 14, 2009

Are You There?


Today’s Verse: Psalm 83:1 O God, do not remain quiet; do not be silent and, O God, do not be still. NASB

Have you ever had someone so mad at you that they were not talking to you and you did not even notice? We are more acutely aware of this if we are the one who was hurt. In fact, when we are hurt by someone, we get more and more upset as time goes by especially if they make no moves to right the wrong. The unforgiveness begins to affect us more and more. A friend this week said he heard it said, “We drink the poison of unforgiveness in hopes that they will get sick.” Boy, how true is that? Oddly enough the person who caused all of this is walking around either not caring how we feel or more likely oblivious to the whole thing. It is killing us and they just go their merry way. Frustrating, right? What if the one who has been harmed is God and the perpetrator is us? If God were not speaking to us and was not moving in our lives, would we notice it? How in tune with God are we in our lives? If a spouse or child is not talking to us, we will pick up on that sooner rather than later because we are in communication, or at least contact with them all the time. Again, would we notice if God had pulled away from our lives? How long might we go before it bothered us? What might we say?

May God bless your heart as you seek His.


  1. I read once that no time are we closer to the characteristics of God as when we forgive. To forgive requires that we have Christ working in us. To hold on to unforgiveness requires that we turn from the leading of God and listen to the enemy. Who wants to admit that ?!!

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