Today this text came in, a favor they were requesting
I gladly granted what they were asking
As for them I now have compassion
But I remember years ago,
When I would have been quick to say no
And the feelings were mutually cold
So, why the change in feelings?
Relationship healing

I credit the relationship healing to the Lord Jesus
As he mended the forces between us
His teachings on love, and forgiveness
Has allowed us to put the ill feelings to rest
It’s not that harsh memories don’t exist
It’s they are not at the top of my memory list

Lord, thanks for intervening
You changed our lives such that we live interdependently
Our situation went from distressing to a blessing
Thank you Lord for relationship healing

Scripture References: 1 John 4:20, Matthew 18:21-22
Background
Relationships are those critical human bonds we need in life. And the more loving, relationships one has, the happier one will be. Scripture 1 John 4:20 is about loving a brother. Yet, sometimes relationships fall apart due to things that shouldn’t have been said or done. And the fracture can be so deep that simply saying I’m sorry won’t mend the relationship. It can stay broken for years or even decades. And Just because you ask a person to forgive you doesn’t mean they will. In this case the relationship may not be restored, but can be used as a learning experience to treat future relationships better. Matthew 18:21-22 is about forgiving. Remember God forgives even if people don’t. But there’s good news, not only does the Lord Jesus heals physically, He heals in all other areas including relationships. It may not be restored when you want it to be, but God’s will, it will be restored. Just keep praying.