TMTP – Day 6
Posted on 01.06.2013
Communicating one’s feelings to others can be one of the most difficult tasks in any relationship. It is important to use words carefully so as not to cause pain or misunderstanding.
Two days ago, I used words with a friend that were either hurtful or offensive. Five minutes later, I was compelled to apologize! I had become anxious and defensive over a comment she made. I then said something I should not have said! I felt like dummy. Had I waited to respond, I would not have made that mistake and would have communicated my defensive frustration a whole lot better! Thank God, she forgave me immediately and we moved on.
When it comes to my intimacy with Jesus, I can tell Him anything, even if it doesn’t always come out right. Most of the time when we need to “vent” it is because there is frustration in a situation. Frustration leads to anxiety, which is usually the end result brought on by issues, situations or problems we face in life.
So, when I need to talk to someone, I can go to my Lord and Savior in prayer and let Him know just what I feel because he will listen and listen. His word tells us to not be anxious about anything, but to pray about everything (Philippians 4:6).
I am grateful that I can talk to Jesus anytime, anywhere, about anything! I am grateful that He knows my heart and loves me unconditionally me just as I am.
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Jesus can handle it. What a relief!