"O Lord, what are human beings that you regard them, or mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a passing shadow." — Psalm 144:3-4
Sometimes, we make too much of things. Someone affronts us, and we blow the situation way out of proportion to what actually occurred. We may spend days feeling upset and offended. Friends and family members stop speaking to each other, each one waiting for the other to apologize.
Love and forgiveness are hovering around the fringes, and we leave them unacknowledged. How sad for everyone involved, whose days are “a passing shadow.” May we not waste our days by clinging to distress.
My life is so short my God, please help me not to let it waste away in hard feelings and hurtful memories. I am the one who needs to choose to be a loving person. No one else can make me warm, or make me act in an unloving way, no matter what that person says or does. When I’ve been wronged or feel distressed, let me take a breath knowing you are GOD, my Savior.
GOD BLESS YOU.