Bad times do fade with the passage of time.

As you have probably noticed, this blog has gone in a little different direction lately. I realized early this morning, (still having sleep challenges, but this too shall pass) that every time that I sat down at this computer to write a post about some of the rough times in my past, that I could not bring any of them to mind. Then it dawned on me that the Lord was using these memories in a different way. Instead of having to relive the horrible memories of my past, He has brought the light into my world to show me how to lead you into the light as well. The concept is the same….You’re Not the Only One….and you don’t have to stay in the dark. Bruised, abused-verbal,physical, sexual or otherwise, bullied, demeaned, lost in addiction or just beat down by life. I know from first hand experience that “letting go” is a wonderful idea and I know that you would love to be able to do that. It is also one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do in my entire life. Have you got down on your knees and begged God to take away all the pain? Have you felt the peace that permeates your soul when you do that? Or do you do the same thing I have done in the past……laid the pain at the feet of Jesus Christ only to find yourself thinking and worrying about it an hour later? I found myself doing that in the early hours of this morning and all of a sudden it dawned on me….All it takes is a little mental control to NOT think about the very thing that we DON’T want to think about. The second you find the thought creeping into your mind, recite your favorite bible verse or the Lord’s prayer or a simple JESUS, JESUS, JESUS is sufficient. I am not saying it will stop immediately, well unless God wants it to stop. Then trust me on this…..IT WILL STOP. But if that is not His will for you at that exact moment then just continue to practice saying whatever you have found that gives you peace. You will find yourself thinking less and less about the “bad times” and more and more about the wonderful days ahead.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Bueller
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 12:12:55

    Excellent and timely Flip. Now to be able to put your words into actual deeds!!


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