“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.”
You know we are going to get hurt in life. Enemies, critics, and competitors are going to hurt us, but when we hold a grudge we allow them to hurt us even more. The longer we hold a grudge, the worse the wound gets — it hasn’t been given the time to heal. When you hold onto a grudge, you’re also holding onto your wound and you’re not allowing God to heal it. Maybe today, you’re holding onto something that happened to you years ago and you still feel so embittered and angry and that it’s affecting the way you talk to people and it’s affecting the way you think. Let it go. Abandon outcomes to God. Just give it to him. Let it go, smile, and enjoy life. Life is good. Don’t waste a moment on anger.
PRAYER: Thank you, God, for taking our grudges. Help us be able to surrender them all to you, wholeheartedly.
REFLECTION: How can you work towards letting go a grudge today?