Gripe's GripExodus 9:1-7 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh and tell him, 'Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews: "Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them, 3behold, the hand of the LORD will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep--a very severe pestilence."
There are three phrases that refer to pharaoh’s grip in his rebellion against God. “Let My people go,” (If you refuse to) “Let them go,” and “Still hold them.” This visual language shows us how hard it is for us to let go of the sin that hurts us.
Hopefully, your grip is not on an entire nation of slaves, but the likelihood is that there is something that God is calling you to surrender. Maybe it is a lingering habit, maybe an old hurt. Maybe a grudge or a prejudice. Whatever it is, it is not only a wedge between you and God it is hurting YOU! Sometimes we have that disconnect between the fire and the feelings, the damage is done while we disconnect. However, as soon as we let go, the hurt can end and the healing begin. Today is a good day to let go of gripes grip.
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