What happens with an unresolved conflict?

Prayer Moment:

When Conflict Is Unresolved

Jesus my mediator, stand between me and (persons in an unresolved conflict). Where I feel anger, fill me with your love. Where I feel hurt, comfort me with your compassion. Where I am frustrated, still me with your peace. (Continue to pray for this situation, concentrating on the idea that Jesus is with you.)

When Conflict is Unresolved

Journal Exercise:

Holding Back from Conflict

Think of an unresolved conflict in your life. Now reflect on how you would feel if the conflict was no longer in your life. What is holding you back from doing something about it, or if you have tried to resolve it, what happened? Try to imagine God in the situation. How would that change it?

Holding Back from Conflict

Reflection:

Emotions of Unresolved Conflict

Do you have unresolved conflicts in your life? How do they affect your walk with God? What kinds of emotions do they stir up?

Emotions of Unresolved Conflict

Discussion with Friends and Family:

Negatives of Conflict

What are some negative effects of an unresolved conflict in someone’s life? What can we do about them?

Negatives of Conflict

Read: “When You Need Forgiveness”—Quiet Spaces, page 185