I was SO mad. The woman on the other end of the phone was telling me off, accusing me of things I hadn’t done…not letting me get a word in edgewise. Then she hung up on me!
I was furious!
I stomped around, cried a little, then opened my email to send a message. But I was too late…she beat me to the punch and her subject line read: Yes, I hung up on you!
I’d been trying to help her but she misread my kindness and was now insisting I had mistreated her. Deep inside I felt if I could just explain, then she’d understand.
That same evening I felt God nudge me, “Will you let Me take this on?” My heart was broken because of the way she had been so nasty and accusing. I so desperately wanted her to understand that I really was good-willed toward her.
I struggled in that worship and prayer time. Could I trust God to handle this? Could I surrender to Him my right to be understood? Did I really think He could turn this situation around? My body was a bundle of nerves and my stomach was in knots.
It took some time, but I gave in to God.
I’m not sure why, but I am still surprised when God’s activity in my life actually affects me. As I told God in prayer that I would truly give Him control and release my need to be understood, the knot in my stomach, the burden I’d felt over this broken relationship disappeared. Yes, just about that fast, too.
You see, Jesus came as the Prince of Peace. When I relinquish to Him all that I am, and agree to submit to His way of doing things, my heart is at peace. I can rest knowing that all is well, regardless of what my circumstance is or what others think of me.
Carla Anne Coroy