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Our past mistakes and wrongdoings
often prevent us from approaching God freely for help.
But like David, we can choose to run to God.
His calamity was too intense
to miss the moment
to beseech God’s help.
We can have the assurance David had that
God would forgive his wrongs
and show him the right path.
YouVersion devo today
We frequently don’t know what to do;
nevertheless, [the world, the devil, or the flesh] pressures us for answers that we don’t have.
[They try] to make us believe it is our responsibility to solve our problems
when the Word of God clearly states
that our job as believers
is to believe
—not solve our problems.
and God works on our behalf
to bring answers
that meet our needs.
Joyce Meyer devo today
I’m surprised we’re still here, aren’t you?
I have now listened to the Ps 121, Ps 37, Ps 18 and\or Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, RT Kendall, Steven Furtick and a bunch of other sermons and scripture.
Roughly 32 billion times.
Conclusion…we are going to make it guys.
strengthandcourage.That is what I am talking about.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That’s in 2 Corinthians.
God is not going to overestimate my stress capacity. He’s got the specs…….
For my soul.
The Bible says “He formed my inward parts in the secret places” ps 139. That has got to include capacity indications.
Like I know how many corn dogs my kids will eat when I’m cooking. Like I know how much ⛽ to put in my car when I’m filling it.
I have to start by giving it to Jesus
asking for His help just to breathe.
I trust God.
He’s got the specs:
Torturous gut-wrenching self-catered and perpetuating self-hatred.
Been thinking 🤔 about this with Jesus.
Working on it with my therapist.
You know what the rub is?
I have flashbacks about and
that keeps me up at night?
How I must have hurt the innocents in my path
during the worst of
my addictions or
mental health issues or
_____ you fill it in.( ‘bet you can without even batting an eye.)
What is acceptable collateral damage?
Who has to accept it?
How do I accept it?
You were the ultimate collateral damage.
Father forgive them for they know not what they do right? (Luke23)
Give me Your wisdom on this.
Amends aren’t only for victims. They are for perpetrators too.
Speak gentle words of comfort into my tired, guilty heart.
You are my only hope.
“Some people say it is morbid to be always thinking of one’s faults
“That would be all very well if most of us could stop thinking of them
“without soon beginning to think about those of other people.
“For, unfortunately, we enjoy thinking about other people’s faults.
“And in the proper sense of the word morbid,
“That is the most morbid pleasure in the world.
“We don’t like rationing which imposed upon us;
“But I suggest one form of rationing which we ought to impose on ourselves:
“Abstain from all thinking about other people’s faults, unless your duties as a teacher or a parent make it necessary to think about them
“Whenever the thoughts come unnecessarily into one’s mind, why not simply shove them away and think of one’s own faults instead?”
CS Lewis, The Search for God
“Sarah Plain and Tall” – the book 📚 or the movie🍿
Good, hard-working, honest mechanics
Lady bugs, spiders, and chickens – the warriorguard of the home garden
Binge-watching “Sherlock Holmes” with Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch
The sound of rain 🌧️ on the window
english cream tea
Precious Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi
Walking my dog 🐕
Thankful for a 🌎 with such wonderful things in it.
Unmet holiday expectations.
Misunderstandings. Hurt feelings.
Ok. Deep breath. ________ are people of good will. Doin’ the best they can. They don’t know how to do better. And part of that is on me. (But not all of it.)
Hurt people…hurt people.
Am I the only one? I wonder.
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You know what?
They’ll get it together.
Or not. That’s up to them.
But I’m not waiting for that to happen.
We’re gonna make new memories. Me and mine. Make our own Christmas sunshine.
Jesus please help me to help other people who hurt on this day. In Jesus’ name Amen