When You Have So Many Reasons To Hate


During my time off work, I have spent my days with my devotion and as I’ve heard the preaching earlier too about the power of Jesus and His love for us, it made me realize a lot of things. 

We have a lot of excuses in this world to feel negative. We have a lot of excuses when we don’t want to let go of those negative feelings and hold on to our anger and pain. Too many reasons like they deserve your anger because they have a very bad attitude, they are selfish, they have inflicted pain on you, they have a lot of boo-boo’s, etc. We hold on to our anger that everytime we see them or we think about them, we can’t stop ourselves from being angry. But everything we felt, Jesus felt it too. Betrayal, pain, suffering, shame, etc. What He felt was a lot harder than we have felt but He did not turn His back and thought about not dying on the cross for us. When I heard the message, I felt guilty and ashamed. Jesus has experienced all those sufferings and pains and He was willing to do it for me yet I live my life like I am living for myself and not for Him. Moreover, if I make my heart my own master, I may get lost because the heart is deceitful but the Lord Jesus Christ is always faithful. He is always there even at times that we feel so alone. 

Letting go of anger and resentment is more of being kind to yourself because you don’t want to be full of negative emotions that would disturb you greatly and would hinder you from being happy. Forgiveness and letting go is an act of being kind to yourself so that you can live peacefully. Never let someone affect you from being happy. A tiger doesn’t lose it’s sleep over the opinion of a sheep. It doesn’t matter what others would say, what matters is what Jesus will say. He had written your life story before you were born. He had promised to prosper you and give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) Some may have meant evil for you but He meant everything that’s happening to you for your good. Trust His heart. Trust His purpose and trust His timing. Rejoice in the Lord always for everything that you are experiencing are part of His plan for your life. If Joseph wasn’t sold by his siblings, he won’t become the right hand of the king of Egypt. In the end, God’s purpose and plan will always prevail.