Pastor's Heart

April 8th, 2013

The End Of Strife

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Written by: Gene

To walk away from a fight isn’t cowardly, nor is it rejection, it is self preservation.

My heart literally cannot handle the stress of the fights some people try to get me in to.

Strife has left me feeling like I have had a heart attack, and I have felt the pain deep in my chest. Once I had to control passing out, and was out for hours…

I remember telling a certain person once, to just pretend that I died and leave me alone. They were wrong for me…

Fights will always be there, they will seek you out, but you do not have to entertain them.

Like pigs in the mud, some people wallow in the misery that strife brings them. I can’t do that anymore… I am leaving.

I want to live… I want to be free… I want to be healthy… Jesus gives me all that.

Everyday, often during the day, I say, “Thank You Lord for health and healing… Thank You Lord for an awesome day. Thank You Lord, for using me…”

There are those who hate me, but they don’t know me… I am more worse than they could ever know. My mind can be evil at times, but God is renewing my mind through His Word.

Jesus died for me… Jesus loves me… Jesus forgave me… Jesus speaks to me…

I can never desire ill towards others.

Satan is a liar. Strife comes from him, he causes it, and at times I hear him laughing at what we have allowed him to do to us.

I may not be perfect on my own, but Jesus makes me perfect.

Things are changing, time is short, the world as we know it is on its death bed. I don’t have to roll over and die with it, and I am going to live.

Jesus is my life, my hope, my joy and salvation… He is my deliverer, my peace, my Lord and my first true love.

Am I weak? Is Christ a crutch? Do I need help? I say yes, Yes, YES!!!

You Lord heal the hurting and broken. You take this mess and make it whole. Your grace fills in where I am empty. You take death and bring life, take pain and heal my wounds, turn sorrow into joy, give me a new dance when I am weak, and I sing a new song for you when my tongue is dry.

Your direction makes a path where there is none, and I am ready to follow You… anywhere. I am ready to hit the road with Your word on my lips.

Thank You God for Freedom from Strife!

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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