March 14, 2012

Let it Roll

Ever observe a duck?
He dives under the surface ~
Bobs up ~
And all the water
just rolls off his back.

It's amazing.

We are to be like this
when it comes to some
things in life.
Let things roll off of
us without sinking in.
The negative stuff, that is.

The nasty words of others.
The hurtful actions.
Especially those things
that were unintentionally hurtful.

Thoughtless.

We are not to absorb those things.
Doing so can lead to bitterness.


I speak from experience.

It's never a good thing
to harbour nasty stuff in our hearts.
To replay it over and over
in our minds.
To share the hurt around
in the form of gossip.
To lash out and bite back.

Not a good thing at all.

Only by the Grace of God are we
able to let things go.
Turn the other cheek.
Pray for those who mistreat us.
Show love in the face of hatred.
Only by HIS grace are we
able to move on.
In HIS Strength.


Forgiveness
.
Grace.
Mercy.

Breathe deep.
These are the *real* things.
And HE alone is able.
Look to HIM.
Draw strength from HIM.
HE will meet us in our need.

For HIS glory.

May HE give us all
daily the grace and strength
we need to follow HIM
in these ways.

Many Blessings,
Camille

**Photo in this post
courtesy of our precious Calvin ~
Thank you so much! XO

10 comments:

Trisha said...

Wise words and lovely analogy, my friend. Yes, only by His grace can we do this. Much love to you!

Patty said...

Oh, how true. If we let things go as quickly as water runs off a ducks back we will be better off. Your post reminded me of a song that was shared during our revival that dealt with bitterness. It is on Youtube and I have been meaning to look it up and post it. Maybe I will have time when I finish this post. Blessings to you and yours, Camille!

Camille said...

Dear Trisha ~ Yes, indeed...only by HIS Grace! And the analogy is not uniquely mine...I heard it years ago, and it *stuck*. :)

Dear Patty ~ I popped over to see that you indeed did post that song...thank you for sharing. Oh that we would really *get* these truths and live by them...it's SO freeing and powerful! God's ways are ALWAYS best! :)

Blessings to you both!
In HIS Love,
Camille

Jill said...

Great post Camille! These words are so true!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Blessings
,Jill

American Home said...

I needed to read this today, it is so very true. Have a great weekend.

Blessngs,
Donna

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So true! Hard to do when you've been betrayed and hurt, but even though it is hard, it is the right thing to do. To let it roll and not become bitter. I needed to hear this today. Thank you, my friend. Hugs, Jackie

Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ Thank you my friend. I hope your week is wonderful too! :)

Dear Donna ~ I need to be reminded of this often...it is so liberating!! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Dear Jackie ~ Oh, yes...it is hard to do, but so rewarding! May the LORD continually give you HIS grace for these things. Hugs to you! :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,
Camille

Treasures Evermore said...

Oh Camille...how I needed this post today...I just shake my head cause I know God is speaking...why does He do that??? {smile}

PippaDavies said...

Your children will rise up and call you most blessed Camille! May they learn to role model and treasure you, for wisdom such as this is precious. Blessings Pippa

Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ May the LORD truly help us all with these things! HE is able!! :)

Dear Pippa ~ You are a sweet encourgement to me! Thank you for your kind words. Oh, how far I fall short...but, oh, how WONDERFUL the LORD is!! What a blessing it is to belong to HIM and have HIS grace for the journey. :)

Many Blessings,
Camille