I used to be trapped in a prison of my own making – trapped in my head with repetitive thoughts, doubts, and fears swirling and looping around me – tormenting me. I heard my own voice accusing me of all my failures. This hellish prison kept me from seeing You, Lord, and truly seeing the others around me. Everything my senses reported to me was filtered through this tangle of ill-thoughts, and I dwelled in the darkness of my own mind. While I appeared cheerful to others, I questioned what I was doing here – and if it even mattered if I got out of bed in the morning. Would others notice if I didn’t? I felt loved by friends and family. That’s what kept me here. I couldn’t hurt the people who loved me. That was the key that saved me! Love!
You are Love! Your Love and Salvation are the Answers to every doubt and fear I had. You hijacked my journal of self-centered whining. You turned it into a dialogue between us – a prayer journal. And through Your Living Word, You Freed me. Your Saving Grace rained down on me like a warm summer sun shower, washing away all the guilt, fears, and worries – replacing them with Yourself. I feel light and springy. I long for everyone to feel this True Freedom that comes from Your Salvation. I long for everyone to set down their 50 lb backpacks of guilt, worries, fears, and self-doubt at Your Feet and step lightly with You. That’s my prayer, Lord – that everyone would experience the Joy of being with You in constant companionship!
John 14:27 (Jesus says) “Peace I leave with you; My Peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”