Monday, May 25, 2015

Serenity Prayer

I think we can all agree that no one is perfect, besides God.  Everyone has a story to tell.  Everyone probably even has a deep dark secret they've been hanging onto.  Maybe you have even kept things to yourself in order to protect the people you love.  There are things in life that you may not be proud of; things you wish you had done differently.  Once a decision is made and acted on, it can't be taken back or undone.  There may even have been times in life when you may have felt like you simply had no control of a situation and no matter what you tried to do to make things better, it didn't make a difference.  It's times like this when we start to feel deflated and maybe even unworthy.  That's when the only action worth taking is turning to God.  Ask for His forgiveness, and the forgiveness of others. 

The ability to forgive can be very difficult, and unfortunately some never do.  Always remember though, that we are all human, we all make mistakes, and we all have to answer to God!  He is the one in control, not us.  We can not control what someone else thinks, feels, or does.  We may not understand why they did what they did.  We can only control our reactions. 

What can bring us peace though is when the truth is finally out in the open, acknowledged, and forgiven!   And what's even better is when they have asked YOU for forgiveness; true forgiveness and acknowledgement of what they have put you or your loved one through.  We know nothing can undo the wrong.  Yet, it's the recognition of what you felt and went through as a result that can change the future!  Until that time, know that God is by your side and He will get you through everything!  When you need His support, always remember the Serenity Prayer!

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