Conflict in life is inevitable. Many conflicts appear to arise from mis- or lack of communication. The result is disagreement, anger, and frustration. Ultimately, there may even be a sense that the two of you are not on the same side. In some instances, taking the time to understand the viewpoint of the other may go a long way to resolve or avoid further conflict.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
What if you could look at life from God’s perspective? What if you could view every conversation, every interaction, every thought the way that God sees things? Wouldn’t that be tremendous? We would immediately understand what motivates the other person and from what perspective they were reasoning. And if we did, conflicts would dramatically diminish.
God does give us His perspective!
When we confess our sins and trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God gives us His Holy Spirit to indwell within us. He gives us God’s perspective through the mind of Jesus Christ. God is truly on our side!
In our fallen state, conflict is inevitable. But if the person you are having a conflict with is also a Believer, the two of you have a supreme advantage. God is on both of your sides and if you are willing, He will help to resolve the conflict in a manner that neither of you could have ever imagined, to bring glory to Him!
What a wonderful promise!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.