Troubles..though they seem long lasting, they are but momentary in time

It’s difficult not to, but our troubles should not weaken our faith or trust in God. In fact, quite the contrary. We should realize that there is a purpose in our life and our suffering. It is so difficult to see this when we feel like we are drowning in the midst of sufferings. However, our problems and limitations are for a reason: they remind us of Christ’s suffering for us; they cause us to look beyond this brief life and desire God, who is the only ONE that can give us the true peace we yearn for; they prove our faith to others; and, they give God the opportunity to demonstrate His power. Once you begin to grow your faith, you can actually come to see your troubles as opportunities. I AM LIVING PROOF!! My troubles brought me to this blog, and to YOU!!!

STILL HAUNTED. STILL HEALING. STILL LEARNING TO LET IT GO!

Haunted by the past….it’s what victims of child abuse will, to some degree, be for the rest of their lives – regardless of all the years of counseling they may been through.  However, counseling does help and is important.  Our haunting may be in the form of difficulty making decisions because our emotional development was robbed of us during those crucial childhood years.  It may be in the form of trying to please everyone, because you spent your entire childhood trying to please your abuser so that you could keep the peace in the household.  These two actually may even go hand in hand..you can’t make a decision, because there is not one decision that keeps absolutely EVERYONE happy, including yourself.  I have found this.. Read more

Why not THE BOX?

Victims of child abuse learn at a very early age how to tuck away their emotions into a BOX.  Lid taped SHUT!  Safe. Protected.  Hidden from the world.  It’s a coping mechanism that I was quite proud of.  No one would ever know unless I told them.  Why isn’t this a good idea? It’s because the sides of this BOX, where things have been so safely stored,  are merely camouflage.  Camouflage painted the color of GUILT, SHAME, UN-FORGIVENESS, MISTRUST, ANGER,  LOW SELF-ESTEEM, CONTROL.   Read more

WHY BROKENNESS MATTERS TO GOD

WHY BROKENNESS? This is why…one of the best articles I’ve seen. I thought I would share.
Why Brokenness Matters to God
By George Barna
MAY 03, 2016
Being transformed from someone who is focused almost exclusively upon life-on-earth into someone who lives for and like Jesus Christ requires mastering multiple challenges along the journey to wholeness. Brokenness, which is typically the seventh stop on the 10-stop transformational journey, is imperative to experience, understand, and embrace before further growth is possible.
Perhaps not surprisingly, most Christians acknowledge the importance of brokenness but do everything they can to avoid the experience of it. Individual believers seek to avoid brokenness because our culture proclaims that it is for weak people – losers who don’t have the strength, the smarts, the resources, or the resilience necessary to succeed in a competitive world. That same society also tempts people into believing that you need not be broken because the world enables you to have it all, if you set your sights on winning and then play your cards right. Read more

Why Me?

I’m sure you have asked yourself a thousand times. Why ME? If there is a God, then why did I have to go through this? God teaches us to seek HIM. As sinful humans, our natural tendency is to seek only what pleases the body. In so doing, we frequently leave God out of our lives until we need Him. In John 16:33, God tells us that there will be storms in this life. Read more

Brokenness

Brokenness has many faces…greed, poverty, pride, broken relationships, loss of a loved one, illness, guilt, control- just to name a few.  Some individuals will be on top of the world and have to be broken to see how lost they really are before seeking God. Some will start on the bottom and overcome circumstances, later to finally see how God was right there all along, guiding their destiny~ carrying them the whole way. Such as in the case of ABUSE.

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