Resisted

“YES, all of you be submissive to one another (so risky, Lord)

AND

be clothed, totally covered in HUMILITY, for

‘God resists the proud – actually sets Himself against them, opposing them and frustrating them – But He gives GRACE to the humble (His empowering favor-filled Presence  that enables you to do what He has called you to do and be what He has called you to be).’

T H E R E F O R E 

(because He gives grace to the humble)

Humble yourself

under His mighty hand that He may exalt you in due time.  Don’t fight for your way, your will, your rights; don’t struggle to promote your opinion or agenda or to protect your soapbox, striving to be heard.

Humble yourself,

Casting all your

C  A  R  E

all the stuff that concerns you, all of your anxieties and woes, the distractions of life, your burdens and worries and hurts and pain – all of the things that cause you to try to self-protect and puff up so you won’t get run over, all the things that cause you to strive to be heard and understood

casting all your care upon Him

For with great love and care and attentiveness to your daily needs, to the longings of your heart, to the woundedness that needs healing:

He is caring for you.”

1 Peter 5.5-7

NOTE TO SELF:  Sometimes the resistance is not the enemy.  Sometimes the enemy is my own pride.

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