But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.Luke 6:35
Letting go of grudges is hard
We reap what we sow. Grudges breed more grudges… a dark and lonely tunnel.
Forgiveness is perhaps the most powerful privilege we have… to give and to receive.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
- Mark Saunders
Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
Below is a selection of verses that help us; Trust in His Timing, Rely on His Promises, Wait for His Answers, Believe in His Miracles, Rejoice in His Goodness, Relax in His Presence.
Trust in His Timing
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
~ Proverbs 3:5
Rely on His Promises
For no word from God will ever fail.”
~ Luke 1:37
Wait for His Answers
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
~ Psalm 27:14
Believe in His Miracles
Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.
~ John 2:23
Rejoice in His Goodness
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
~ Philippians 4:4
Relax in His Presence
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
~ Psalms 23:4
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.