Blind and Bound
God's goodness and grace is evident when He redirects our focus from the sin of others to sin within.
Hurt is blinding. Pride is binding.
His grace is greater!
When the Father lovingly humbles us, we can see OUR need for Him. That perspective changes our heart, thoughts, responses, actions, and tone towards others - especially in painful relational seasons. He frees us from sinful bitterness and gives peace. He enables us to love as He loves.
If you're anything like me, there is a constant need to evaluate the direction of my focus. Are you more aware of another's sin or more broken over the sin in yourself?
Ask God to...
"Search ME, O God, and know MY heart! Try ME and know MY thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in ME, and lead me in the way everlasting!"
Psalm 139: 23-24 (emphasis added)