Remember when you threw that dish or punched that wall?
God wasn’t shocked. In fact, even running a red light is factored into your relationship with him. You were taken by surprise by your flare-up, but God knew it would happen.
As we wonder “What in the world got into me!” – God is concerned with:
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
As Christ followers, we live in the dimension of NEXT:
- What we do next.
- What we say next.
- What we believe next.
“Befores” are only mileposts to remind us to be merciful – as God has been tolerant, lenient, understanding, charitable, forgiving, compassionate, benevolent, generous, considerate, and patient with us. This is why God’s Word, the Bible, encourages us to:
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. [Colossians 3:13]
God doesn’t hold a grudge. Have that therapy session with Jesus and move on.