Sunday, August 21, 2011

I NEED HELP!! PLEASE!

I am writing this post out of desperation.... 

Someone in my life continues to hurt me emotionally and I have done everything that I can to be respectful towards this individual, despite their hurtful words. I have done all the taking and now I just want to lash out erationally at this individual. I have prayed and have asked God to help me forgive this person for the continual hurts, but I can no longer take it because they continue to hurt me! The anxiety, anger and bitterness is so deep, it no longer allows me to have an emotionally health relationship with this individual...

Please give me ideas on how to handle this situation??
 I have thought of a feel options, but I am wondering what your take is?? I don't want to do something I will regret out of anger...

HELP!

3 comments:

Amanda Brucki said...

I find that when we pray for something, whether it's love, forgiveness, et cetera, God always puts us in a position to have to choose it, to embrace it.
You have to choose love, choose forgiveness on a moment by moment basis.
I had to re-read the following verses like 5 times before i calmed down. If love is something that I asked God for, them I should stinking follow through to the best of my ability to choose and accept it.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 11, 13
"If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. it does not rejoice in wrong-doing, but rejoices in truth. Love bears all things ,believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends...When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways... So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

'I want her to be conformed to my image... this is the high goal I have set before her, because i love her. ::: 2 Corinthians 2:14 {But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ & manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.}

Erin said...

I think that Amanda's right. You've got to choose forgiveness and love. But that doesn't mean you have to keep subjecting yourself to the beatings it seems this person is giving you. It's ok to distance yourself, or stop the communication all together if you feel the Lord doing that. It has to be Him though. I struggled with this for a.long.time. with someone in my own life. Be Christ, move in love in everything. and if the best thing is to not be involved...then don't

The Heart of the Matter said...

Thank you friends! I really struggle with this certain person in my life and I am trying to find freedom.. I just need that encouragement..