Accountability for the Hurting
Updated: Dec 6, 2018
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. [NLT]
God knows all about us. Nothing is hidden from Him. As we process through issues that our parent’s divorce triggered, we must be mindful not to overlook our own sinful acts.
The discoveries we make on our healing journey may explain why we respond a certain way, but they don’t justify sinful behavior. When we bark at a loved one, or blindside a coworker with harshness, or when our pride punishes where compassion should have cared, we sin against God.
Re-read and pray over these verses. Allow the Lord to reveal any hidden sin in your life. Are you hiding anger or bitterness? Has unforgiveness taken root in your heart due to something your parents did or still do? Let God bring you to a place of conviction, confession, forgiveness, and repentance. Before God is where true healing begins.