Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! What a great day the Lord hath made…and I rejoice in this day of new beginnings; because for me, it's a day where God takes away all the trying moments of yesterday, to give us all a brand-new start…praise Him for that!!
Today, I would like us to begin by seriously asking ourselves one question, which is this… "Am I trying to cover up the brokenness within my life?" I have truly come to see that there are many ways we can unknowingly find ourselves doing this; but for me, I was always working hard to keep a world alive, where nothing was ever supposed to be wrong, due to my upbringing; and I'll tell you what…living a life like this only keeps a person from dealing with each problem, which from there only allows one problem to be stacked upon another, until the weight of all these problems can no longer be held within.
Isn't it amazing, as to how we try to cover up the hurt in our lives? Maybe it's because we have dealt with enough and we just can't take one more thing. Times such as these can cause us to put up walls…where only the good resides within these walls, while the unresolved problems are made to be shut out of our lives; but one thing I can tell you for sure…this doesn't work, because these unresolved problems have a way of catching up with a person over time.
I would say that over a period of 27 years of my life, I held in a memory that was so painful, which is probably one of the reasons why I kept these memories pushed down deep within me. Also, while growing up, I never was really allowed to express myself and open up about the things that were really troubling me, so I'm sure that this also played a part, as to why I had buried the memory of a past sexual abuse for so long.
The one thing I truly came to see throughout my life; is that a time does eventually come, when the weight of each problem can no longer be held and buried deep within…and this became my time, when I not only was reconnected with this painful memory of the past; but even more, I came to relive a lot of other painful memories, due to a dysfunctional past.
Through time, God helped me to see that I didn't have to carry these burdens any longer on my back; but rather, He showed me in Psalm 55:22; that all I needed to do was this… "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
Here we try to either hide the painful moments of the past, by either putting up walls; or like me…work overtime to create a fantasy world…one that only makes us live in an unreal world, where nothing ever is wrong, when all we really need to do is hand every broken moment over to the Lord.
Maybe today, you are facing a problem that you find very hard to deal with. Maybe you are trying to ignore the problem, as if it never had come into existence. Maybe you just can't take one more bad thing in your life. Believe me…I understand what you're going through…and may I encourage you, by saying that you don't have to carry this load alone; for there is One who will work with you…One that you can talk with and share every broken moment with…One who will take that heavy burden upon Himself and sustain you through this time; but believe me when I say… you will never come to see this happen, until you stop covering up the problem.
Oh Lord, I pray today for the one who is broken within…the one who is hurting deeply and can't seem to cope with what is happening at this time. Oh Jesus, I pray that you will give them the strength to let go of every broken moment and hand them over to You; that they may come to experience a lighter load and a close companion…One who can help and sustain them, until the problem has been resolved… Amen!!
May you truly have a blessed day…and I hope that you will come back for another visit tomorrow!
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