Constant arguments…. “We just don’t see eye to eye.”
Hurling insults at one another. Deadly Silence. Strife…
Today’s post is the second on the subject of forgiveness and how to apply the Word of God through prayer to achieve victory in this area.
“Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will ever see the Lord. Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look (after one another) to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing) in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it.” Hebrews 12:14-15 AMP
“When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; when He was abused and suffered, He made no threats of vengeance; but trusted Himself and everything to Him who judges fairly.” 1 Peter 2:23 AMP
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.”
Proverbs 15:1 AMP
“Understand this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear (a ready listener), slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God (wishes and requires).” James 1:19-20 AMP
Scripture Reading for Personal Study:
How did the disagreement or discord begin?
Will this matter 5 years from now? 10 years from now?
What alternate methods might work?
Prayer for today:
Father, I repent from the sin of bitterness, a bad attitude and a sour disposition. Help me to deal with these feelings without speaking hurtful words and causing more strife. Your Word says that if I cry out to you in the time of trouble, I will be saved. I need your grace right now! I choose to remain in a calm and peaceful state of mind. By your Spirit I have the wisdom to resolve conflict in a manner that is pleasing to you. I declare that no corrupt communication will proceed from my mouth. I will keep a watch on my mouth and only speak words that bring comfort, encouragement and healing. I choose to not cause offense nor be offended but to walk in peace and love. I choose to restore unity and harmony in this relationship. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Do you have a current conflict or disagreement that needs to be resolved? Have you considered taking steps toward reconciliation? Please share your thoughts and comments.