Monday, July 20, 2015

Truly Understanding the Misunderstood

Psalm:Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
    his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.


“Misunderstood” is probably the most common name for GOD. I mean when HE tries to help me grow, I mistake it for an attack on my person. I try to recall my sins from the last time I asked for forgiveness and when I come up with no recollection, I try to convince GOD that I have been righteous and deserve better treatment. BUT GOD understands and holds no blame.

  • GOD has forgiven me of ALL my sins, even tomorrow’s.
  • GOD heals me in HIS time, HIS way and sometimes leaves me in the fire when HE sees a need to heal emotional and spiritual wounds.
  • GOD has redeemed me from the pit by looking at my entire life, assessing every sin I ever did and stating “I will die in my child’s place.”
  • GOD crowns me with love and compassion daily and satisfies my desires when pointed at HIS.
  • GOD works righteousness and justice for me, even in my foolish ways.
  • GOD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger abounding in love for me.
  • GOD does not always accuse me so when I feel accused over and over, it is not from HIM (He need only tell me once).
  • GOD does not harbor HIS anger towards me forever, in fact, HE does not treat me as I deserve, nor does HE repay me for my iniquities.
  • GOD’s love for me is endless, as high as the heavens are above the earth.
  • GOD has removed my transgressions away from me as far as the east is from the west.

I really need to change GOD’s name from “misunderstood” to “Thank-YOU LORD!”

  • Are you feeling pitiful?
  • Do you think GOD has it out for you?
  • Can you stop having selfish, negative thoughts about GOD and believe HE has your best interest in mind?
  • Will you praise HIM for who HE really is?

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