“No matter what changes God has performed in you, never rely on them.” Oswald Chambers
Depression changes a person. There is a tearing away of security. The natural response is to fill the gap and push the pain far, far away. Dangerously raw, it threatens every cell in your body.
Fear steps up and takes charge.
What will happen if I face the hurt? How will I survive?
Enter the Holy Spirit who moves in to assess the damage. With intimate knowledge of fragile souls, Spirit deliberately removes debris, one fraction at a time. Doesn’t want to upset the desperate balance.
As emotions escape their self-inflicted prison, you become a tearful hot mess.
Fear becomes louder.
What will the people close to me think if I share this ancient plight, the one that feels like it is swallowing me?
Allowing pain to release is a new venture. Honor.
Jesus knows our unraveling, and comes so near you sense Him in a way you don’t understand. Jesus shows you He will be with you while you navigate the overgrown wilderness in your soul. He will personally remove bitter roots and wash off the past with His Living Water.
Hope is here. Hallelujah! Joyous yet unfamiliar.
Fear wants to share in the celebration.
Motivated by a deepening faith in My Savior and Lord of ALL Creation, Jesus Christ, I kick Fear to the curb and speak life to my younger self who hid in the dark for so long.
There is someone here who will never leave us. He died to save us. And the best part, He is preparing a place in Heaven where we are welcome and wanted. We will have a job and never feel scared or sad again ~~~
“Build only on a Person, the Lord Jesus Chris, and on the Spirit He gives.” Oswald Chambers
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved. Matthew 9:17
Our past lives in us until it is honored. Have you been wondering how to process your past? Do you have a story about how Jesus helped you let go of your past? Heavy, maybe, but so incredibly important for our wholeness in Christ. If we hide something from Him or ourselves, it prevents our growth.
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