Cindy Grasso

Resolve It

Relationships are not easy.

They take grace, forgiveness, honesty, and courage. You may think that it would be easier and simpler to withdraw, but it is not. Don’t cheat your relationship by withdrawing in fear. Instead, go toward the conflict and talk about it. Be courageous. Don’t give up on the relationship, work on it. Quiet the fear-filled beat of your heart and listen for the encouraging whisper of the Holy Spirit: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,” Romans 15:5 NIV

God can make a way where there seems to be no way. As much as it depends on you, resolve the relationship instead of dissolving it.

3 Responses

    1. Hi Esther, it’s a great question and I am so glad you asked. I don’t know the context or depth of this relationship but this I can share: Romans 12:18 says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” It is not possible to live at peace with everyone as all relationships are two way. You are responsible for your own thoughts, feelings and actions. You can and must let others be responsible for theirs.

      1. Thank you so much Pastor Cindy! I have learned to do what God wants me to do. I guess I get stuck because I want relationships with those that I love and we’re losing out on precious time. Time that matters to me here and now because we don’t know when we’re going to lose someone and I love them.

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