Walking out of Worry, Day 4

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GracePoint Church is creating a pathway for folks to walk out of worry. We meditated on the command/invitation of Jesus “Do not worry about your life…” (Matthew 6:25) If you would like to walk with us, here is the online version of our pathway and plan.

Today’s post is centered on the idea of forgiveness. Much of our worry is in relation to broken community. Nearly 10 of 10 issues that a therapist, counselor, coach, pastor, social worker, and/or hair stylist deals with has to do with our inability to have healthy relationships.

Unhealthy relationships feed on our inability to forgive offenses in constructive ways.

Paul said, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,” (Colossians 3:15) and the writer of Hebrews said, “Make every effort to live in peace with all people.” (Hebrews 12:14)

Peace means to join together; it insinuates that “something went down” and we’ve found a way to mend a friendship and to steward that friendship into future possibilities.

So, forgiving others is a way to extinguish worry in our lives. The famous saying reminds us of the potential in forgiveness,

“To forgive someone is to set a prisoner free, only to realize that the prisoner was you.”

The challenge for today is to take a step towards forgiving a broken relationship in our lives. May God give us grace and opportunity to do so.

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