Anger and the Alternative

The lesson in bible study this week was called Anger and the Alternative and how blessed I have been by this lesson. It never ceases to amaze me that the Lord reaches my heart at just the right time and the timing of this lesson was no exception.

I came to the realization that I have been harboring bitterness. And I have let this bitterness come between friendships and rob me of the joy I could have experianced in these friendships. It is so easy to get caught up in the hardships of the lifestyle I am faced with right now and to forget to turn to the Lord. Its nobody's "fault" and it is incredibly unfair to the Lord, to me, and to those around me to be so selfish. So again I am freshly amazed at how my God has opened my eyes and even more thankful that I can be forgiven. That I can grow from this and move on.

I am forever humbled and grateful to have Christ in my life. To have this bible study that I am sure is no accident and has truly blessed me in more ways than I can begin to list here. So I will leave you with the verse that brought such peace to me as I have worked through my anger and bitterness.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

God is so very good.....may each of you feel his love today!

1 comment:

Jean Marie Bibby said...

Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry out and the Lord hears and delivers them out of their trouble.

What a wonderful promise!!!!
I'm so thankful to have found your blog!