When Jealousy comes a knockin…

“Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but who can survive the destructiveness of jealousy?

when jealousy comesProverbs 27:5

How true is that?

As I look back over relationships that have come and gone in my life, I am aware of this truth creeping in…

Jealousy is one of those emotions that hides itself under the cover of pride…

Pride is one of those emotions that destroys so many good things because of fear… Fear of how other’s perceive us, fear of not being the person we want to be… fear of failing, or being vulnerable…

These feelings, and overwhelming emotions, can be such touchy place for all of us, so it is my prayer that I would let God search me, and examine my heart.  That I wouldn’t say or do something I know I will regret later…

Cuz… that’s the worst!

Jealousy is destructive…

It makes me not want to let that person or that thing in… it pushes up against all that is good and right and true, making me feel pinned in and isolated…

So when that feeling of being “pinned in” starts to creep in…

That is my warning sign…

Oh Lord, let me bow my knees to You, knowing and believing that You have a purpose for my life.  That I don’t need to compare or analyze what You are doing in someone else’s life..

How I pray I would be able to reach out my hand in fellowship, and love.  Letting in the good I see.  Not letting the lies of jealousy or pride crack open an emotion or feeling in my heart…

May Your great love for me.  Your great hope, and goodness be my heart’s desire, as I love other’s as myself… letting go of those feelings of pride, and worry…

Your love is so great.. Your hope and beauty fill me with peace.

I surrender my heart; once again, into Your loving hands wanting to be the person You have created in me…

Wanting to be beautiful in Your eyes…

I love You, Jesus

In Your Name,

I pray

Amen

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future…”

Jeremiah 29:11

My hope is in You, Oh Lord…

My life is in Your hands…

Live in Love,

Lisa