Scripture: “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:2-3
Observation: God weighs the intents of the heart and not the action or impact of his actions. Faith and dependence should be on Him. Leave all with Him.
Application: Such a timely word… I want to return to that compassionate place. Intent matters. God can heal wounds, repentance and grace are available, and just when I was so sure of what I was feeling, God brings light to my life. Feelings truly are temporary. I feel such love in place of what was once pain. For my family… for the girlfriend of the man who brought harm against me, and even for that man himself, who sought to only do evil towards me. I release myself from the burden of what he did. God has set me free, now I will walk in that freedom. I’m no longer his victim. I’m a child of God, an overcomer, and I have overcome. I want to walk in honor, honestly and in a raw way. I want to heal with my words and actions, and when God weighs my intents and motives, I want Him to see love.
Prayer: God, thank You! Thank You for not only seeing my heart as it is, but for seeing something in me that I didn’t and still don’t always see in myself. Thank You that You hold me to a high standard and for Your amazing grace every single time that I fall short. Thank You for lifting me up in such a way that humbles me instead of tearing me down when I most deserve it. Your love is pure, Your faithfulness is true, and Your grace is sufficient. Reveal to me the assumptions I’ve made and help me to make it right. Thank You for Your healing and for loving me more than I could possibly wrap my mind around. Continue to do in me what You’re doing and lead me in the way You would have me go. You have made me free, now I ask that You help me be the vessel that is usable for encouraging and healing others. I lift up my family to you… my parents, sisters, in-laws, husband, and children. Surround them all with your loving embrace, exactly where they are. Protect them and bless them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.