I watched a great western yesterday. The Man From Laramie starring Jimmy Stewart. He headed to a town that was “owned” by the biggest rancher in the region. His younger brother had been killed there. Long story short, the son of the land baron was working with the ranch foreman selling guns to the Indians. The son was so angry that everything he did was a catastrophe. The collateral damage of his personal animosity eventually cost him his life and that of his father.
Oh beloved, we have a choice. We can let our issues become so angry within us that if not checked collateral damage will happen.
But you beloved are not like that. You are walking in faith and living by the Word. You have decided to put aside all anger, wrath and malice. Not because the source of your pain is unimportant. But because you want to be healed, forgiven and allow your story to end without damaging outcomes. You want to love and forgive like Jesus. In your inner being the well of desire is to live free of heartache and animosity.
God loves you and He’s for you. Regardless of what’s going on around you it’s time to get alone with God. Let him redirect your heart to His love. Then you can walk free, with pure joy and love life in spite of it all!
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. AMP
2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.
Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive other people for their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.