I'm not sure I want to understand why we willingly take opportunities hurt others.
I surely don't understand how we can cause physical or emotional pain to someone we have promised to love.
I don't understand why we feel we must control, patronize or harshly criticize.
I hate the fact that we claim belief in You, LORD, but are proud, arrogant and self-righteous.
I wish we didn't have to struggle everyday with blinding selfishness that keeps us from dying to self and giving love to others.
But, I do know that You, LORD, are always good and just.
I do know that somehow everything works towards Your good pleasure.
I do know what unconditional love looks like by the example of our beloved Messiah Yeshua.
I painfully know that nothing lasts forever and it would be foolish to take the blessings in our lives for granted.
I know that we must continue to diligently strive to love and serve You, LORD, and to love those with us as You do.
I beg for Your wisdom, grace and mercy,
I need You to help me understand and exercise patience and lovingkindness,
as I meagerly attempt, on this day, to fulfill that seemingly simple command.