But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/isa.53.5/21
As you probably know, sometimes events from the past have a mind of their own. Memories keep recirculating when all you want is for them to disappear. You are way more emotionally reactive than you know is good for you. And you are limited by distrust, neediness, and a stunted view of what is possible for you.
Recovery isn’t just about stopping addictive patterns. It’s about finding ways to re-engage in life in healthy and fulfilling ways. If you know your past is still nipping at your heels, here are a few tips which can help :
- Healthy Relationships are Vital – Our mental and emotional health is impacted by our connections. There may be no single “secret” to recovery, but strong and healthy relationships are a key ingredient.
- The Glass is Half Full – Most often, there’s more going on that’s right instead of wrong, it’s just harder to…
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Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! Psalms 143:10 ESV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/psa.143.10/500
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Imagine forsaking your way of life to answer a call, pouring your life into following God, however He leads, only to learn, at the end of a long, difficult journey, your efforts will eventually come to naught. Those people you prayed for will turn away from God. Those relationships you fought for will fall apart anyway. That ministry you built and nurtured and grew from nothing but a vague idea will die completely.
Some 3,500 years ago*, God called a meek shepherd to leave his way of life in Midian to accept a monumental task—to free God’s people from centuries of oppression. After some hesitation, this man, named Moses, agreed, successfully liberated the Israelites, and led them to the land God promised them.
But this wasn’t just a rescue mission. Through Moses, God was changing worldviews and revealing His heart and will to the world.
Moses’ life is an example…
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Truth can be scary
Isaiah 25 ESV
O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
For you have made the city a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the foreigners’ palace is a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.
Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
like heat in a dry place.
You subdue the noise of the foreigners;
as heat by the shade of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is put down.
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make…
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The last post in the “Prayer Hotline” series focuses on some timely topics for me. As I said in the first post in the series, praying God’s Word back to God gives me a peace and clarity over my particular situation, and when I use God’s own words by praying Scripture, I am aligning myself with His heart and praying according to His will.
If you are feeling financially stressed, pray Psalm 37:1-11. “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in…
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