Your life can be affected by the choices and circumstances of those around you, but their stress isn’t yours. No matter how much fear, pain, anger, or chaos get thrown at you, the love, joy, peace, and self–control God has equipped you with are always greater, if you’ll let them be.
When people offend, reject, wound, and falsely accuse you, there often comes an invitation from the enemy to retaliate on his battle field, with his weapons. But there’s another voice. Always. Beyond all the bitterness and pain, God is speaking life. Words of hope, healing, peace, joy, wisdom, and love. He’s stirring your heart to remember who you are, and whose you are.
Listen to God’s voice speaking to your heart. He’s equipping you with all the truth you need to overwhelm every lie, offense, and rejection. He’s empowering you with the strength you need to refuse the enemy’s temptations, and see from heaven’s perspective again. And he’s blessing you with more than enough grace for this situation, and for anyone in it who has none.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my song” (Jeremiah 17:14).