I recently had a trial where God needed to change my perspective. An individual was accusing and persecuted someone I loved. The lies being told were to hide their deceptions that had unfolded in their past. My prayers were that God would reveal the truth and vindicate the persecuted one knowing that Scripture that declares “whatever you sow you shall reap”. I hoped that would come quickly.
As I prayed one day, the Lord took me to the cross. I saw Him beaten, bleeding, dying of thirst in the midst of a mocking crowd. His words to the Father, “forgive them for they know not what they do.” So now I was called to forgive with the perspective that the accuser doesn’t know what they are doing. Somehow the anger I felt for that individual changed into mercy.
Jesus my example, and the Holy Spirit as my ability to overcome evil with good will continue to upgrade me to bring honor to my God as I have the ability to see the Father’s heart for the confused, deceived and blind. My anger replaced by peace knowing that God is in control. A very profitable upgrade.