A Renewed Mind

by Jul 19, 2019Article, Prayer Newsletter

A Renewed Mind

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

Have you ever had a time where you’ve been trapped in a mental battle over a wrongdoing? Often the incident itself is short lived; something said or done in a moment of time. We may truly be in the right. The offender may or may not ever apologize. They may never even acknowledge their wrong done. The battle we are trapped in involves one person: ourselves. The time we spend in replay mode is disproportionate. The angst we feel lingers. The comeback scenarios rehearsed over and over in our minds literally consume us.

We live in bondage to these feelings, justified or not. We have remembered and memorialized the wrongdoings heaped upon us. If we aren’t careful our accusations shift to God. How could You allow this? Don’t You love me? Don’t You see me? Don’t You care?

Of course God loves us. In fact, God has already healed us. “Wait,” you may say, “not me. I’m still really angry. I did not deserve this.” I whisper to you, “Yes, even you.” We are already healed. We just don’t realize it. It’s kind of like an animal who has been kept in a cage. When the door is open and they are free to leave, they stay. They don’t realize the freedom they’ve been given. They just need to walk out. The same is true for us. We are already healed. We just don’t realize it. Every hurt comes with the healing already present. God sees. God knows. God cares. God heals.

Lord, help us to step toward the healing You offer, away from our bitterness and anger. Help us to renew our minds with Your truth.

The freedom is there. It is up to us to live in it. To accept the healing. Or we can choose to sit in our bitterness, our resentment, our hurt. To escape, all we have to do is to step into the freedom God offers. Walk away from the hurt. Walk toward God. Toward Jesus. Toward healing. It all begins inside of us. In our minds. Choose to have a renewed mind. This renewed mind will lead you to a transformed life.

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