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Topic: Angry (08/02/07)
TITLE: I JUST CANNOT FORGET
By LEELA ABRAHAM
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TITLE I JUST CANNOT FORGET
Years have gone by we have left college, got married and have children of our own. An incident that broke my heart causes me to bury myself in anger and selfpity, it keeps coming up again and again even though I want to forget. I often console myself saying,” God is angry with the wicked so why can’t I?
Jake was the tallest guy in the class. He had the most adorable character.
He was indeed the pick among the puppies. Many females on campus tried to get his attention and spend lunch time with him. The Instructors too were impressed because he made good grades and participated in all the activities. I was initially indifferent and didn’t care but when he started attending the Christian Youth Group on campus and sharing from the Bible I was impressed. Very soon I managed to get more of his attention and we went on dates. He surprised me one day by putting a diamond on my hand.
Well I thought, “The deed is done!” Now he is mine and he will not fall into the trap of another girl. We went to church and Bible Study regularly and Jake seemed to grow spiritually each week. We got married a few months later and set up a nice apartment near the campus. Bad fortune hit my father and I had to go to my parents for a week. Jake and I used our cell phones frequently and kept track of what was going on at both ends. I did not doubt or suspect anything bad to happen. What I saw when I returned really broke my heart. I was so angry with Jake for being unfaithful to me. He kept making excuses and apologizing that it was a passing attraction. The girl came by one evening to pick up her laundry. My blood was boiling but as a Christian I did not know what to say or do. Over the years I have forgiven Jake but believe me, “It is not forgotten.” I still get flash backs of the incident and my hormones act up. Anger, self pity and resentment fill my heart. I try to pray and cast these thoughts aside but I just cannot forget.
The Bible admonishes us in Ephesians 4:26,27. “Be angry and yet do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.”
God is working on me but I have a long way to go.
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