Oh Lord, I pray that people will start to look to You in faith. Then, will you be able to help them forgive those that have mistreated them recently and over the years. You will also be able to help such people to tear down any walls that are up now. And if there is any jealousy or covetous thoughts, those will be lifted as well. Instead, these wicked desires will be expelled, and Your forgiveness will be in our hearts. Not only will we be forgiven, but Your forgiveness will also be shown to everyone that has wronged us. There will be no more hard feelings for what has taken place, for You, Lord, will help that person get over what has happened. It does take a great deal of faith to rely on Your sanctification in our lives. When we truly believe in You, we also allow anything that is troubling us to be in Your hands. We don't want anything to boil over, but to allow You to make things right again. This happens when our love for You is showcased through our love for others also. It may be hard for us to tell a person that has hurt us or even betrayed us, to tell them that they are welcome again in our lives, but You are able to help us do this, if that is Your will. If it isn't Your will, then You will at least help us know how to close the ties on a bad relationship, and help us move forward in life. There will be no more animosity in our hearts towards these people, but only love. As You have taught us, Lord, to love our neighbor and even our enemy, I will do this. It brings me great joy to see people happy. Thank You for changing my wicked heart to see this. I love You. Amen.
1 Samuel 19:4-6 (KJV)
4 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:
5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the Lord liveth, he shall not be slain.
Jealousy and covetousness can cause people to be very angry towards others. This is caused by an evil spirit and only God’s love can help us.
If it wasn’t for Jonathan, that night, Saul may have tried early on to kill David. So thankfully his son at least saw the good in David and had his back, along with God, of course. Continue Reading