If we want to recover from life’s hurts and pains, we must learn to be gentle. Matthew 5: 5 says: ” Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth “.
The Bible lists many benefits of meekness: The meek will be satisfied (Psalm 22:26); God will guide you (Psalm 25: 9); they will become wise (Proverbs 11: 2); they will rejoice (Isaiah 29:19).
There are many, many other benefits. The problem is that we misinterpret this term. We do not really know what meekness is. In fact, we often confuse it with another term that sounds like this: “meek” sounds like “weak”. No one wants to be weak, so nobody wants to be gentle.
But the truth is that meekness and weakness are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Meekness is not weakness at all. In fact, the Greek word for meekness literally means “force under control.”
Being meek is not being weak. It is used to describe a wild animal that has been domesticated. That animal still has all the strength it had when it was wild, but now its strength is under control. It is all the contained force for the use of the master.
God does not want you to be weak, but He does want you to be gentle.
The Bible teaches that it is one of the keys to reducing stress in your life.
Here is a simple definition of the word meek: Let yourself go, and let God do it.
That is the essence of meekness. It is surrendering, submitting and agreeing with what God wants to do in your life.
Remember this: Do not try to fix everything in your life and let God work.
I do not know a phrase that does more for your physical or emotional health than this phrase. If you start to practice it in your life, it will relieve stress and eliminate worry.
If you will quit trying to fix everything in your life and leave it to God, your anger will be quenched and your pain and resentment will begin to end.
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See you tonight!
Pastor Dickie and Tammy