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I struggle with patience. It’s so painful.
If a video takes longer than five seconds to load, I’m out. If you can’t tell me how your day was in a tweet, I’m zonin’. If the light is red and no one is coming…I'm tempted to risk my life and run the red.
Today’s question is an important one because it has to do with you, not your abuser. A recent blog on how to forgive others spurred one reader to ask the question, “How do you forgive yourself?” She asked:
High school graduation can be super anti-climactic. You are done with high school, but not done with school since you are probably headed to college in the fall. You are probably stoked to go off to college, but you’ve got a good three months until you go.
So what’s a girl to do?
In verse 20 of Matthew 5, Jesus makes a curious statement about being righteous:
“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20, ESV).
I suppose that it is just human nature to worry. Let me restate that. I suppose that it is MY nature to worry. I don’t know why this is the case, but it is. Whenever something unexpected comes up, I start to worry. I know deep down inside that I just have to trust that God will take care of anything that life throws at me. I know that He is in control of everything, but I still worry.
hiding from God
One time, I hid from God and got away with it.
Actually, I consider myself a master at hiding my true thoughts about him, that I don’t really trust him with my life. After passing through a couple of tumultuous semesters, I’ve been struggling lately with believing that his intentions are good and the future he promises doesn’t involve hurt. In my mind, “good” equals “not painful,” “trustworthy” means “predictable,” and “faithful” indicates an ever attentive genie-like fulfillment of whatever I desire out of life.
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