Fix a Problem …with Love and ForgivenessThe Bible teaches us that love is veryimportant to how we communicate with andtreat other people. Jesus taught us manythings about love.Love is being kind even when it’s difficult.Love is also saying you’re sorry when you’vedone something wrong, and it’s forgiving whensomeone has saddened or angered you. Love isalso an important part of working out problemsand difficulties we face with other people.
It’s time for your story. You took my truck! Give it back! But you tookHas your brother or sister or friend my car!done something that made you angry?Or maybe you think your brother hasdone something, even though you’re No, I didn’t!not sure, and you feel angry at himbecause of that?
It doesn’t sound What’s going on here, Tim like you’re playing and Michael? very nicely together.Getting angry doesn’tusually solve theproblem; in fact, itoften makes it worse.It’s better to workthings out calmly.Talk with the personand see if you canwork it out nicely. Orask someone to helpyou work out yourdifferences. A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. (Proverbs 15:1 NLT)
Working conflicts out inlove is the only way tosolve problems. If youtry to place the blame onthe other person, it willonly make that personangry too. No, you did! It was Michael who started it. I think you need to figure out a better way to solve this problem.
Talk about what went wrong Even when someone has done ...it won’t help the situation to and look for ways that you something wrong to you... do something wrong in return. can fix the problem with Jesus wants you to show love. kindness. Getting angry Can you think at each other won’t of what you might Yes. And I shouldn’t help things work outhave done wrong that have shouted at Tim easily. made this problem when he took my worse? truck. I probably should have asked Michael if he took my car before saying he did, and then taking his truck. Why don’t we pray together and ask Jesus to help solve this problem?
If a problem is difficult Jesus, thank You for the good example You were offor you to figure out, take showing love and forgiveness. Helpsome time to pray and us to find a solution tolisten to Jesus’ voice in this conflict. …your heart. Jesus canhelp you find an answer.
Another secret to solving problems is to apologize when you haveMichael, I’m sorry been in the wrong. And don’t forget I said you took to forgive the other person if there my car. Maybe I was something he or she did that lost it. made you upset or sad. Be tolerant of one I forgive you. I’m sorry another and forgive I got angry at you. Why each other if anyone don’t we try to look for has a complaint your car? against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive. (Colossians 3:13 ISV) Gaa-boo?