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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Strong Soul Foregoes Revenge

by Barbara Latta

This tree is standing on the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Despite the rock wall, the seed that fell on the ground decided to grow. As it grew the rocks pushed against the roots causing the tree pain. But the tree continued to press into the soil while the trunk was pushed upward. 

The tree sought no revenge against the rock wall. The oak didn't allow adversity to stop growth, or allow pain to seek revenge. Strong and tall now, the tree is using the rocks for support. 

Foregoing revenge in our soul will make us a strong as an oak. All the rocks that press against us, attack us, or hurt us are best left lying on the ground.

What are your thoughts?

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