Why do people hurt each other? Why would they choose to hold malice in their hearts or grudges?
Many times, anger is a mask for hurt. Rather than admitting that someone has hurt them, they lash out in anger. Thus begins a vicious cycle of anger, decisions to not forgive and eventually the loss of a relationship.
Who gets the glory in this madness? The enemy! He is more than happy to cause mayhem and crush the love that people have for each other. He knows that God is love therefore he hates love. He would rather see friendships, relationships, and family ties broken over misunderstandings. He would NEVER want anyone to remove the masks, admit the hurt and push forward.
1 John 4:7 says, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God…” I beg you today. Reach out to those that you have severed ties with. If there is any love for them in your heart, know that it is worth mending the broken pieces. Not only is tomorrow not promised, but neither is our next breath. Holding onto to the anger, pain and hurt isn’t worth it. As folk say.. let go and let God!
"Do not allow bitterness to block the beauty of joy in your heart!" #gigisms