Let Us Reconcile
27th DECEMBER 2020
“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,” [Ephesians 4:26 NKJV]
Life is full of relationships. Throughout life’s journey, the people we interact with at home, our workplaces, at church or school are bound to offend us just as we are likely to offend them. Getting offended sometimes is inevitable since we are all imperfect people.
Have you been offended by someone close to you this year? Has it caused a rift in your relationship? If so, one way to end the year well is to forgive those who have hurt or offended you during the year. The Bible says the sun should not go down on your anger. As the year ends, we must do well to let go of every hurt or bitterness. Bitterness robs us of God’s best in life.
Pray about that hurt and ask God to help you forgive. If it’s possible, try to reconnect with any person who hurt you and let them know
you are not holding anything against them. Even if you’re to face some resistance in the process of reconciliation, go ahead and offer your forgiveness.
Don’t let the journey ahead of you next year become burdensome by carrying pain, hurt, bitterness or offences into the year. The year ahead is so full of promise and hope to carry ‘baggage’ that will set you back.
Don’t let the sun go down on your anger. Don’t let the year end while you still hold onto a hurt or pain caused by someone. Embrace the peace of God by letting go of any hurt you’re holding on to.
Dear Lord, thank you for forgiving my every sin. I pray for strength and courage to let go of any pain, bitterness and hurt as I enter a new year.
Further Reading: Romans 12:19–21
Prophetic Declaration: Psalm 91