And because you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do this far better than our human minds.
“Let go and let God.” I am certain we have all heard that phrase before. It is easier said than done though, isn’t it? We want to be the judge and jury when it comes to offenses. In our minds it seems that, if we hold on to the hurt or anger, then magically the offender will get their just punishment. We fear if we let go of what was done to us, the person will get away with the “crime.”
The truth is we were not appointed to be judge or jury in the crime of hurt. Quite honestly the only one being punished is ourselves. Our personal court of law leaves us filled with anger, frustration, and distrust. It keeps us from moving in the right direction in our life.
We might say we believe God is all powerful, but in these instances, we somehow think we are more able to handle meting out the punishment. It is true that God may not choose to hand down the same verdict that we feel is appropriate, but He is ultimately in control, whether we want to accept it or not. It is only when we surrender it to Him that we find it is easy to let go of the offense.
Court’s adjourned – God’s got this!