"Great peace have they who love God's law and nothing shall offend them." Psalm 119:165
My sister, Sandy, will remember how grandma used to quote this verse a lot. I don't think either of us understood why grandma liked this verse. When I saw it mentioned on a friend's blogsite, I sent her a question and her response has really touched my heart!
I wish I had more time this morning to relate a wonderful experience that just happened to me, but I have an appointment regarding another job that should bring me a little more Joy and Peace. I’ll be brief.
At another friend’s blogsite, I commented to her article never expecting a reply. In fact, I almost missed ever finding her response to my question. Olive is the sister of my friend, Floyd, but I didn’t know she knew me that well. She even referred to me as a “special friend”. I hope you will skip over to Olive’s blogsite when you are finished here. Her kind response brought tears to my eyes!
Olive had no way of knowing that I have recently been feeling extremely hurt by the actions of someone who misrepresented me at work causing me great pain and heartache. At a place where I try to be an “angel nurse” to my patients, and a loyal professional co-worker to everyone, someone told my supervisor lies and presented a situation totally out of context. My supervisor reacted without even asking for my side of the situation resulting in a response I did not deserve.
I’ve been so upset and angry that I’m sure you, my dear readers, have felt the pain. In fact, several of you have been urging me to get out of the situation immediately. Privately, my family and friends have been sending lots of support and love but.... Lately, I’ve been soooo irritable to my loving husband, and I've been honking the car horn at many innocent drivers on the highway.
Today, I want to thank Olive for allowing her angel to intervene and provide words of wisdom she did not know would mean so much.
Her reply included how we sometimes feel offended and hurt by the actions of others. (How did she know?) But, if we understand and remember the way God loves us, we can forgive and feel peace and joy.
Forgiveness can bring peace as I've tried to present in my book, "Dusty Angels and Old Diaries", but sometimes we need a gentle nudge to practice what we preach.
This doesn't mean I won't look for a less stressful job and take some time to get back on my usual sweet loving path, but today I needed an "angel hug" and Olive was there.
Her blogsite is http://maidenbringerofpeace.blogspot.com The response was posted on Feb. 17, 2007 at 3:55 - There's that 55 number again!
Take Care on the Journey,