Lord, I’m so glad that You are with me always! Thank You and as promised to the very end of time. My brothers and sisters in the Lord let us love one another and serve the Lord in truth.
Of all the ways to get into a pit, getting thrown in, by something but especially by someone — can be the most complicated to deal with emotionally and spiritually. For starters, when someone throws us in, we’ve obviously got someone to blame: It’s all that person’s fault. Talk about a scenario with the capacity to eat us alive!
You want to talk complications? Okay, how about times when you’ve been thrown into the pit by someone else’s sin, and that someone happens to be a family member? Or a loved one who was supposed to love you back? Or your brother or sister that sit in church with you? What if, it is your closest “buddy” that throw you to the snares of the world and ridicule and scandal you with sins you are hearing for the first time?
Getting over the trauma would have been hard enough had Joseph been thrown into the pit by strangers who picked him randomly. Instead, his own flesh and blood did it — and they did it intentionally. Been there? Me too.
And what about the times when a person has been used by the enemy to throw us into a pit, and he or she remains close by, lives on as if nothing has happened, sees our distress and anguish, but will not hear us? Maybe even despise us for our weakness? Ah, that’s complicated. I know from experience. How many times you cried for the lies coming from those that are close to you, and sitting in the same church with you? How many times you want to quit but for the grace of God you persevere.
Take a moment to simply acknowledge the complications you’ve faced by being thrown in a pit. What aspect of your life, if any, do you need to stop blaming another person for? How will you benefit from doing so? It is time to grow up as men and women and STOP laying blame on others for your very own faults and failures in life.You have brought the distress on yourself so live with it and repent of your wrongs.
The God of all compassion knows your complicated situation as well as your aching heart, and He is at work in both for your good. If you will surrender to Him this morning and tell Him all your problems I am sure you will walk away a better person in the Name of the Lord.
Let us Pray
Father God, acknowledging how tough it is to be in this pit isn’t hard. The assignment to stop blaming the one who threw me into this pit is very hard. Help me to do what I can’t do on my own. Help me to see me for who I am in Your sight and make the necessary adjustment to be a better person.
Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies – make straight Your way before me. – Psalm 5:8
Help me to acknowledge my failures and move on into Your grace. Then, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.
Have a great day in the Lord and God bless.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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