Thursday, June 2, 2011


I wonder if you, like I, get angry with people who exploit others??
I know I shouldn't, and I don't want too....BUT, I fail and I do.

One particular person who I have always trusted and admired, lied to me.
I couldn't believe it!
Then I discovered more lies...
And, it hurt.
NO! Its not my husband...

Then I did the unthinkable.
I talked about it with my children.
I was livid mad... especially as it had to do with my mother.
No one, but no one, was going to harm my mother.

Well God had dealt with me again....
Yesterday I got up and opened my Bible to read the following verse.

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:

“It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord.
 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
Romans 12:17-21

So because I totally believe Gods Word...
And because I know He knows best.
I am doing what He tells me...
I hang my head with shame and ask His forgiveness.
(Yet Again)
Praise His holy name.


  1. Such a forgiving God we serve. I've had to go to Him over and over (sometimes for this same offence) and He gently forgives me. It may not take the pain of watching someone hurt our dear ones, but there's always an sweet peace from that freely given forgiveness.


  2. Hi Crystal Mary, It hurts so much to be lied to, but in the end they are only hurting themselves. You are a wonderful woman of God. Praise God for his understanding and grace. Wishing you a happy day. Bountiful Blessings! Kerrie

  3. Hi Crystal Mary, we do defend people we love and so you defended your mom. That is very understandable and thank goodness, our God is a forgiving God, so if we err in exposing a liar, or in anything, He forgives us. Of course we all hope to learn and not repeat mistakes in future.
    Gorgeous bird photo, I must say.

  4. But you must remember Crystal Mary, that Jesus Himself became angry when he cleared the temple. It is okay to become anger when it comes to doing the Lord's will. Like Jesus we can express our anger and not sin... if we never got angry at the wrongdoings and hurtful things that happen in this world, then we fail as Christians. We need to become angry about elder and child abuse. We need to become angry with folks that support abortions and take advantage of folks. So my sister in Christ...Don't be apologetic because you became angry when it comes to standing up for what is right. God bless, Lloyd

  5. Com certeza mentiras são insuportaveis. Você está certa. Tenha um ótimo dia. Um abraço, Marta.

  6. Thank you for your words of wisdom.

    Please pray for me-my first book is now on Amazon. Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep!

  7. Don't be so hard on yourself. It's only SELF-righteous anger that's sinful.

  8. I think I know who you are talking about - and it is hard - because you are honest and expect them to be as well.

    Life doesn't always work that way and life isn't fair - but God is ALWAYS there - when we fall.

  9. Thank you for this post. It's timing is remarkable. I needed to hear living my life in peace with everyone. I really needed to hear after my day with a visit with a family member. I am going to need God to make it through it all.

  10. Your anger is understandable Crystal Mary. Don't be hard on yourself. It would be sad if there was no one to stand up for your mum.God bless you.

  11. You have got it so right! Just like we talked about today..if we take revenge then we have already judged that person guilty and it is not our job. It's Gods. Heaping coals on their head was such a kind thing to do in those days and God says that by doing something unexpectedly kind to someone who has hurt us then we are giving them the chance to repent and seek the Christ that has caused us to show this fruit of the Spirit. Jesus won us by His kindness, Paul says in Romans 3. While we were yet sinners He loved us. His grace..undeserved favour..was poured out on us so that we could be saved.

  12. I agree that you should not be too hard on yourself. You are human. If someone lies to me repeatedly, then I know they cannot be trusted. End of meaningful relationship.

  13. Hi Crystal Mary -

    Thank you, dear lady, for keeping it real. We all have our "moments" when we falter. Thank GOD for his grace, mercy and forgiveness.

    He knows how to nudge us back to right relationship with Him....

  14. Oh I thank you all so much my friends..It is a continual choice to Follow After Him who saves...
    Much love to all. Crystal

  15. I also love it when I open my bible and I know something I'm reading is speaking directly to me. His word is alive! I love this selection from Romans. It is good to remember that God will take care of things and it is up to us to forgive. And he is so faithful to forgive us! Blessings to you, my dear sister!

  16. Oh this is really powerful, Crystal! And I was just quoting that the other day...But, now with some thing I'm experiencing it fits MY life, so I need to remember it!!!

    I also hope that your surgery will go well!!!

  17. I wonder how you knew ...
    That I needed to see this tonight.
    Thank you ... and blessings, too!

  18. Good post!

    I know for me when I have gotten angry it worked like a poison and I was the one who suffered.

  19. Hi Crystal Mary, I've been catching up on all your posts that I haven't had time to get to lately and they are very interesting as usual.
    When it comes to this particular post I would like to say I know how you feel. How many times have I reacted to something that has been happening and the next day or maybe even ten minutes later, have opened God's word and realized just how wrong I've been. In the book of Isaiah chapter 30 verse 15 the Lord says:
    "Come back, keep peace, and you will de safe;
    in stillness and in staying quiet, there lies your strength."
    How true those words are, and in the book of James He talks about the tongue and what trouble it can bring about. But we forget and in the end it is us who feel terrible. But tomorrow is a new day and we have to start afresh, so don't beat yourself up too much, just a few slaps and then start a new day with a little better understanding. We all seem to go through it, that's why life is so long, God is giving us time to learn how not to do that. :)
    God bless you my friend and till we meet again, peace to you, love, Geoff.


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