Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection."

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The Walls of the Mind

May 22, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

The wall shoots higher.
The cage grows stronger.
The fortress, is it unbreakable?

Stop the knocking! Get out of my head,
Fear, doubt, anger, betrayal, guilt, sadness, pain

They ring in my ears and consume my thoughts.
Don’t come in!

“…who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24 KJV)

Who can understand us? Who can read the language of our minds which torments us?

Life can hurt: physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually. And sometimes, a lot of the time, we are wary of opening up to others. We shut down. Because in this state, we remember the times that we did hurt more.

Once bitten, twice shy, one can say.

But how do we tackle this predicament: the need for a friend?

Well, there is Someone we can trust with our lives because He gave His own for us. Christ Jesus.

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, Who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” (2 Timothy 1:9-10 NIV)

He breaks down the barriers we put up in front of others and cradles us in His arms, letting us vent and cry and yell and hurt.

And then, He lifts up your face and tells you how it’s all going to be OK.
How He calms the language of our minds.
How He “has a plan for us.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
How He “leads us beside still waters.” (Psalm 23:2)

He will not interfere, though, without our permission. So, all we have to do is let Him tear down that which entraps us. Let Him be your Friend.

Of course, He asks that we follow Him in return. But, compared to the struggle without Him, following Him is a breath of fresh air.

Literally, a new life of peace and joy.

Sometimes, God sends a person for Him to work through. How do we recognize who? Ask that the Holy Spirit grant us a humble discernment, then take that leap of faith. Cherish this friendship. Pray that it is blessed. Let His hand guide it, from the beginning to whenever, if ever, He deems it finished.

The language of our minds need not be tamed alone.

Remember, we have a Friend always.

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8 NIV


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