HAVING IDENTIFIED THE PEOPLE, I HAVE HARMED, I WILL NOW GO AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM. UNLESS TO DO IS GOING TO CAUSE THEM OR OTHER PAIN OR SUFFERING.
How are you treating other people now you are on the pathway to recovery?
1 Thessalonians 5:15 Make sure that nobody pays back one wrong act with another. Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
Prohibition of revenge is not common. But for those of us travelling the road of recovery revenge and resentment can drag us back down to our old ways faster than anything else.
Does that mean we shouldn’t feel pain when we are hurt, shouldn’t get angry when things upset us? No! We are human and we have feelings, given to us by God to help us understand ourselves and others. But it does mean we need to learn new ways of coping when things happen to us over which we have no control.
If you want people to treat you right the way to do that is by treating them right.
What The Bible Says
There is no room in love for fear.
Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life, fear of death, fear of judgement is one not yet fully formed in love.
There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth. God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.
Prayer: Lord help me today to feel, to understand my feelings and deal with them appropriately