Have you ever found yourself being easily irritated at things around you?

I sure have. The other day my friend and I were on our way to a lovely restaurant located outside the city in a quaint little town. We were both looking forward to a fun time. She and I have a lot in common as we are both artists.

I was driving and I found myself being very irritated at my girlfriend. I tried to hide it, but of course she noticed. However, she kept being kind and ignored my cattiness.

Once situated in the lovely tearoom I was under deep conviction about my attitude. I was faced with either ignoring my attitude or exposing it by “fessing up.” I decided to do it God’s way and asked my friend if she noticed my depreciation for her. Duh…of course she did, she was just too sweet to confront me with it. I asked her to forgive me and pray for me.

We normally hold hands when we pray together, but seeing we were in a public place people might think we were “married.” One never knows what people think these days and we sure did not need people looking funny at us.

She looked me straight in the eye and forgave and blessed me with her sweet prayer. The tears started popping in both our eyes and we thanked the Lord for His cleansing power.

There is such healing in confessing to each other. In James 5:17 we read to confess our faults one to another and we will be healed. My spirit was instantly freed up when I confessed to my friend.

There may be issues in your life you struggle with. You may have resentment toward your spouse or unforgiveness of the one who so deeply hurt you. Jesus wants you to let yourself “off the hook” by releasing that offense to Him and forgiving that person.

Jesus wants to come into your situation like a running, colorful river and sweep you away into His joy and freedom. I hear Jesus say, “All things in your life are to Me as an open book. There is nothing you could ever hide from Me. My desire is to heal you from your wounds and pour the healing ointment from My hands into your heart. Let Me do it as you trust Me with your issues.”

 

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