Saturday, April 9, 2011

Legal Counsel

In Rachel's Olsen's book It's No Secret, there was a section this week on allowing Jesus to be your legal counsel. Now, this wouldn't work in a real court of law because all parties might not be able to hear Him, but we can use it in our lives. What it means, girls, is to let Jesus fight your battles for you. Instead of getting mixed up in arguments, defending yourself, or trying to prove a point, take a step back and a deep breath.

Can I be honest and tell you that I am breathing deep right now? Everything in me would like to charge up the stairs and explain why I am right. I am fighting against myself right now to keep from making lists of all the times we have had the same "discussion" with different faces on it. Life is hard sometimes, and easy answers can be difficult to come by.

So, here I sit, quoting scripture to myself:
  • O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with Him is great love and with Him is great power to redeem. (Psalm 130:7)
  • I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in me (and him) will bring it to completion on the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
  • Come to Me, all who are weary, for my yoke is simple and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28)
Yes, these are straight from memory, because I go to them often. My hope is in Jesus, He will continue to be at work in all parties concerned, and He is here to carry my heavy heart when necessary. He is not only my legal counsel, He is my shelter and my refuge.So, here I sit, knowing that the best lawyer ever is already working things out for good, whatever that will look like. I can trust that whatever happens, Jesus will be in the results.  Sorry for spilling a small pity party here, but this is where head knowledge meets the heart.


  1. I guess if it takes a conflict to make us quote scriptures to ourselves then so be it....... God knows what he is doing. This encourages me to memorize more scripture. Your words are both convicting and encouraging. Thank you.

  2. Keep preaching to yourself, girlfriend! It sure beats ranting to yourself! :)

    Meanwhile, I will pray over this situation on your behalf.