inmate who is stuck with the choices he made when he was too young to know better
mom of small ones. Who is up with a croupey baby again, has to get up for work in the morning, and is dreading it (*note; discover plod mode)
cancer patient: sick of that inescapable, omnipresent too familiar bed
prisoner in a foreign country, denied pain medication because “he is an unbeliever” (and therefore untouchable).
homeless person whose newspapers and coats are not enough to keep him warm this time.
psychiatric inpatient whose night mares make her fear sleep and who misses home
care home patient ~ the empty ache of the seemingly forgotten
woman post-abortion ~ empty arms
Can I pray 🙏 for us?
Jesus thank You for the good and the bad things in our lives. Thank You for small indestructible joys. Help us to get all the good there is to be had out of our suffering. Enlarge our souls to understand the great ocean 💙 of Your cleansing, pure, full, restoring love 💘 for us.
I opened my Youversion app to read the Bible today. So sad and beleaguered, you guys! Rough, loooong night with health stuff.
I tend to get suicidal when my MS is acting up, so I go to the Bible extra hardcore at those times. Even before I start to think in the morning. Knee jerk I’m training 💪 my brain to automatically do.
Armor up, right?
Oh my sparkly socks.
what I found, my peeps!
God’s been doing great things this year! I just read about some of the ways God’s been at work in the YouVersion Community, and I think you’ll love this. Let’s celebrate together! https://blog.youversion.com/?p
Youversion link this morning
I hate fakey sacharin sweet Christian-ese. It makes things feel worse. So……. I almost didn’t click on it.
But I’m so glad I did after all! I did not realize what The Holy Spirit was up to during this pandemic!
I’ve been thinking. About the sixth step. This is hard for parents who’ve abused or neglected their children.
There’s stuff back there that I do not want to own. You know? (It’s probably hard for everyone, but I don’t have to repent for everyone–just me.)
Step Six “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”
“THIS is the Step that separates the men from the boys.”
So declares a well-loved clergyman who happens to be one of A.A.’s greatest friends.
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try re- peatedly Step Six on all his faults—without any reservations whatever—has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.
Make your light shine through me ❤️ that was in my devo this morning.
I’m so tired because of ~~fill in the blank~~ !
God, You’ve got to do this helpingthedisenfranchisedoftheworld business for me. I feel so distracted and beleaguered by my STUFF!!!
Jesus. PapaGod. Holy Spirit.
Help me. Help us. Give us power from on high. Like Jesus said.
Don’t let me fail You. (Sorry God. That was kind of Fruedian. See what I mean?)
What is going ON here, God? I feel like I’m in prison! The prison of consequences. The prison of my wacked feelings. Depression. Anxiety. Freakedoutness.
deep shaky breath.
I trust You.
You ARE doing the thing already. You know perfectly well that I am a shut in. Or a divorcee. It disabled. Or addicted. Or in therapy. Or mentally ill. Or a disabled vet. You are the One Who gave the devil permission to mess with me and my family, after all. Like in Job.
One of the parts of my illnesses–that I am getting better and better at fighting—
is wanting to take my own life—
*Wanting the pain to stop.
*Wanting to quit this long distance life-race.
*Wanting to decide__God-like__that I have suffered “enough” and I am going to kill myself.
*Wanting to take my life into my own hands
People don’t talk about thisenough__and that’s flat.
Part of the healing in group therapy is talking and listening, right? Finding out that your feelings are normal. I mean, right?
next time someone tells me “I just want to kill myself”…
I’m going to say, without batting an eyelid,
I’m sorry. I hate it when I feel like that.Then just sit there and be at peace with them. And maybe go for an 🍨.