Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Holding Resentment


Resentment is a powerful word. Resentment makes free people captive. Resentment is the opposite of what Yeshua came to do...make the captives free.

I am truly remorseful for holding my husband captive. I have resented the fact that he had another love before me. NO…not another person, but a thing. How can he be free the way Yeshua intended when I hold him captive and pray for him at the same time. If I hold resentment over my husband, then my prayers for him become useless.

Abba, I am really sorry for doing this year after year. I confess my resentment. I know that I am free, but I desire my husband to be free.


Readers, I am sitting here imagining my husband free. Two scriptures come to mind when I think of his freedom and my freedom.

Jeremiah 29:10-20

10 “For thus says the Lord, ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans that I [h]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your [i]fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

15 “Because you have said, ‘The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon’— 16 for thus says the Lord concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who did not go with you into exile— 17 thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Behold, I am sending upon them the sword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like split-open figs that cannot be eaten due to rottenness. 18 I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them, 19 because they have not listened to My words,’ declares the Lord, ‘which I sent to them again and again by My servants the prophets; but you did not listen,’ declares the Lord. 20 You, therefore, hear the word of the Lord, all you exiles, whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Isn’t that what Yehovah does? He pursues us with His Word and consequences until we yield so that we will hear Him.

Dear readers, resentment not only binds us and sends us into exile, but it binds and sends into exile those that we resent. 

Matthew 7:7-12

[c]Ask, and it will be given to you; [d]seek, and you will find; [e]knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you [f]who, when his son asks for a loaf, [g]will give him a stone? 10 Or [h]if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

12 “In everything, therefore, [i]treat people the same way you want [j]them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Have a beautiful day in Messiah Yeshua. May He who is in you reign for all eternity.

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