Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday…and welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad that you chose to stop by for a visit today…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly experience the powerful and loving presence of God in your day!
You know…there was a time in my life, when I went through much counseling, to help heal the painful moments of my past…and one thing they taught me was to write out my feelings, rather than holding them inside. As I began to do this, I came to see how much can come out of a person…especially if they are facing the times that I had to face.
I will never forget the moment, when I was in group counseling…dealing with a past sexual abuse that took place around the age of 5 or 6. Since my grandfather…the one who had sexually abused me, had now passed away; I was finding it very difficult to bring this part of my past to a finale; so the counselor had me write a letter to my grandfather…a letter that wouldn’t be mailed out; but instead, it would be read a week later in group counseling.
As I began to write the letter…I seemed to write and write and write…never really knowing at the time, as to what I had placed on the paper. I was told not to erase or cross out anything; but truly write it from the heart…the heart that had been broken so deeply. After I finished writing the letter; I turned it over to the counselor and then she let a week go by. After a week had passed; she sat a chair in front of me and said…this is your grandfather…now I want you to read this letter you wrote a week ago.
As I took the letter in my hand…and began to read each word that had come from the depth of my heart; I was amazed as to what I had written…and even some of the words didn’t seem recognizable to me at the time. It seemed that with each spoken word…the calloused heart that had been so cracked and broken within, was now beginning to feel again, as the tears came pouring down my face.
Even now, as I face the hard and difficult times of feeling tired, while suffering with pain; I continue to write my feelings on the screen of my computer…through quotes, thoughts and even tapings and other writings…and as I pour my heart onto the screen of my computer, I am doing two things. First, I am showing Satan that he cannot keep me away from the work that God has called me to do…and second; he cannot have control over my thoughts and feelings.
One thing I’ve learned over time; is that we should never harbor feelings within our hearts; for these stored up feelings only become a battleground; where Satan can use them against us, in a battle that can truly take us down.
The past few days have been difficult days for me; but I choose to press on…way beyond pain, heartache and even the tiredness that racks my body each day. I know in my heart that when I continue on; then I am aiming myself, in a direction that will keep me closely connected to God, while keeping me distant, from more pain and deep heartache…brought about by Satan.
No matter what you’re facing today…let it all go, to a God who can exchange these hurtful moments, for a peace that can calm the storm that is raging within. Well…time for me to go; but I truly enjoyed our time together today…and I pray that you will find hope; in these words that have been written, from my heart to yours! Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow! God bless!
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