Hello friends! Welcome to His Encouragement, a weekly dose of biblical encouragement to help get you through your week! Make sure you check out what my friends have to say too. Let’s all encourage each other!
I don’t know about what is happening in your lives, but I can tell you that in my own life it has been difficult to not get angry with people. We live in a world full of unbelievers. We work with them, grocery shop with them, and have members of our family who don’t believe. It’s hard. Really hard.
I find myself in an interesting situation at work. My company is merging with another, and not one employee has something good to say about it. The truth is, we don’t know a thing yet, so we really don’t have a reason to be upset. But they gossip, they complain, and they drive me nuts! This week I have been reminded of something. I still have to love them. Why? Because Jesus commands it.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.John 15:12
Hard pill to swallow, I know. During this storm that life has thrown at me, it’s hard not to get angry at my coworkers. Just going to be honest – I totally do. My patience level is pretty thin right now (pray for me!). But more than once I have had the verse above come into my mind. I need to take a deep breath, and show God’s love during this situation. It won’t be easy. It’ll take every ounce of me. BUT it can’t be easy for God to love me. And if He can love me beyond my faults, well I think that means I can love these people.
What’s been on your heart this week friends? I hope you’ll share in the comments, and please don’t forget to visit my friends and see what they’re sharing this week!
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes
Andi @ Radiant Light
Leslie L. Mckee @ Edits & Reviews by Leslie