RELEASE THE OFFENSE, HURT OR LOSS TO THE LORD!
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.” Psalm 55:22-23 (NIV)
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:16-21 (NIV)
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
(A) Entrust the person and/or the situation to the Lord.
(B) Use your note-taking app or notebook to write out, in the form of a prayer, who or what you are now entrusting to the Lord.
(C) Bless and pray for the person who has offended or hurt you.
“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing….’” Luke 23:34 (NIV)
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you...” Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)