God promises to lead us by “still waters”. But tensions – the hot desert winds that dry the soul – are inevitable. The rob us of clear vision and keep us from moving forward. The simplest of disagreements can so easily seem like immovable mountains. And we’re left feeling attacked. Disrespected. Defensive.
The longer the tension exists, the more deeply it wounds everyone involved.
Resistance to change hardens the heart
…but true healing begins when one is willing to say…”Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me where the good way lies.” (a paraphrase of Psalm 139:23, 24)
Help me, O Lord, to be open to learn your ways. Amen.
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