Your Refreshing Comes Daily
“And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.” Matthew 24:10 Amp.
As you spend time daily, God washes your spirit from the trials and troubles of the previous day so you enter into the new day fresh. Refreshing comes daily. When we take the troubles of the previous day into the next day, we have failed to cast our burden on the Lord.
Jesus said that in the last days many would become overwhelmed with the cares of the world. When we become overwhelmed, it is so easy to become offended at others. If you are looking at someone through their previous mistakes; after a week or so, it all adds up to a huge offense. If you have been offended, you will find that all your thoughts are clouded and dictated by the offense. The amplified Bible calls offenses, “snares and traps.” So being offended is like stepping into a big trap that has been set up by the enemy.
Once you step into the trap of offense all your actions are dictated by the offense. This is why Jesus warned His disciples in Mathew 24:10, “Many shall be offended and they shall betray one another and shall hate one another.”
I have stepped into this horrible trap before, and I know how hard it is to get out. But, Jesus made a way of escape out of the trap. The way of escape is to forgive.
Today, forgive those who have offended or hurt you. Begin fresh each new day.