Seems like every day is a struggle between dealing with negativity & living my life with forgiveness, mercy, and love. Because honestly….deep down all I want to do when I’m around a negative person is say, “Suck it up buttercup! Life doesn’t owe you squat! You’ve had a great life even if you refuse to see any of the good & choose to dwell on the bad!” And yes…I know that is not very Christian of me. But when people allow a couple of bad things to rule their entire life and choose to use it as a sympathy card every chance they get….it drives me crazy!! But at the same time I have to ask myself, “What would Jesus Do?” Pretty sure He would handle it much better than me. I’ve tried being the positive influence but it usually backfires & I just end up angry. I’ve tried avoiding & then I feel bad. I’ve prayed….but I’m quite certain it isn’t often enough. So what do I do? I forgive and give it to God. Because the only thing that I’m completely positive about is that it’s not possible for me to soften a hard heart but God can do anything.
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I'm a busy mom, submerged in chaos but infused by the saving grace of God. And while some days it feels like I am hanging on by a thread, I know that everything will always be ok as long as the thread that I'm hanging onto is His. Matthew 9:21-22 For she said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well." But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, "Be of good cheer daughter; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour. View all posts by Tonivandewiele