July 23–Take Hold of My Head, God! I Want to Slap Somebody!

Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…

Today is one of those days that I have to loudly, clearly and a bit forcefully make myself keep repeating what I call my Take Hold of My Head, God!—Jesus Refrain!

Which, right now, may be the only thing refraining me from slapping somebody!

Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

…grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…

Sometimes the evil in this world, the evil that we people do to other people—especially right in our own families or within our closest relationships—just overwhelms me. I shouldn’t be surprised. I’m not. Not really. I’ve counseled people for many years and am intimately and personally aware of the ugly evil that pervades every life to some extent. So, no, the evil that I am confronted with is not a surprise to me. But I hate it!

The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Will evildoers never learn—those who devour My people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD? Psalm 14:2-4

And I know the evil in this world—this ugly, lying, devouring, truth-twisting, adulterous, idolatrous, greedy, rebellious, self-centered, prideful, cruel, controlling, manipulative, dangerous, life-destroying evil—is NOT a surprise to God!

This evil is exactly why Jesus—the  holy, righteous, pure Son of God—had to sacrifice His own life in order that we might become children of God. Jesus died for what is killing us: Sin—the evil that is killing our families, our relationships, our neighbors, our nations, our world. 

That is the Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…of Jesus Christ that is holding my head and keeping me from slapping somebody right now!

That is the Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…of Jesus Christ that is giving me peace, perspective, balance, willingness and strength to keep counseling, to keep forgiving, to keep living in—and sharing—the love, power and joy that comes from Jesus Christ alone!

Because the Truth is—sometimes I’m the one that somebody else may want to slap because of my sin–because of my own evil.

And the Grace is—Jesus has already died for my sins…and has set me free from the power of both sin and shame in my life! 

May the Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…Grace and Truth…of Jesus Christ—take hold of each of our heads! And rule in each of our lives!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

2 thoughts on “July 23–Take Hold of My Head, God! I Want to Slap Somebody!

  1. Thank you for this today, Sylane. What I have discovered about myself is that when I want to slap someone, it is because of my own sin – impatience, selfishness, lack of love. I haven’t slapped anyone recently :), but I do want to sometimes! Thanks for the godly perspective!

    Love and hugs to you!

  2. I’m delighted that I could provide photos of pure love, delivered straight from heaven as fresh evidence of grace and truth. Always love hearing from you. Persevering in prayer…everytime you come to mind. Blessings and hugs.

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