“It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly. (Mark 14v5 NIV)
What is your reaction to someone when they fail you or let you down?
If what they said or did hurt you, don’t let your emotions and feelings decide how you are going to respond.
People will let you down.
You most likely have been hurt.
But Jesus has never let you down.
You may have let Him down.
Yet He forgives you every single time, time and time again.
So forgive everyone, no matter what they have done or how you feel.
Forgive and love unconditionally.
Remember He accepts you just as you are, warts and all.
Accept others, warts and all.
Don’t justify your hurt, it only serves to hurt you more.
If people often don’t live up to your expectations, are your expectations unrealistic?
Forgive everyone, constantly, every day.
Pray for His forgiveness first for any bitterness you have; then pray for them.
Ask God to bless them and help them.
Get yourself right first.
Get yourself healed and whole first.
Talk to Him who knows and understands everything.
You are a naturally forgiving person.
You are forgiven.
(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)