#VOD: Jeremiah 17:10

“But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” (Jeremiah 17:10 NLT)

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This verse can be applied to everyone’s lives in vastly different ways depending on what season of your life you are. That’s the beauty of God’s word and the power that is within it… For me, this verse speaks to my heart on not worrying about the “facade” other people are portraying. 

Often times, I find myself getting frustrated when I know someone is lying or manipulating. I find myself NOT extending grace when people are being double-minded in life. I find myself because impatient when “they” “continue” to get away with fooling people. I find myself getting a little upset when those same people turn those lies and manipulation towards me.

You see. All of what I spoke of is not rooted in the Lord. It’s rooted in pride and a bad heart. We are shown throughout the Word of God that we are to have patience when people are struggling. We are to extend grace, love & mercy just as grace, love & mercy were extended to us.

Where ever you find yourself today friends… Please remember that we are called to love others with all of our hearts. We are called to love without boundaries. We are called to love without being “worried” about “protecting” ourselves. Jesus loved on Judas throughout the entire time of him being a disciple. Never once can it be seen in the scriptures that Jesus treated Judas any different… That may not seem like a big deal, but Jesus KNEW the entire time what Judas was going to do, but yet… He still loved him just the same.

Our job is not to worry about other people, their motives, their lies, etc… Our job is to focus on Jesus and try to be like Him in all of our ways. God knows your heart. God sees the work that you put in & God will reward you for it. Those are promises found throughout Scripture…

Don’t lose hope…

Love wins fam… Grace wins…

 

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