Wednesday, June 16, 2010

battlefield of the mind

Every other Wednesday, I meet with a few ladies at Panera Bread for some encouragement in the Lord.  I have been going for about half a year and it has been the most life giving thing to me.  Each time we meet...I have to call my husband and encourage him like I had just been encouraged.  

This I drove to the meeting...I asked the Lord to speak to me through this time.  I wanted to be quiet and listen to the wisdom of these beautiful women.  It is amazing how you get what you ask for.  The message was on setting our minds on Christ.  I had to be reminded of this.  I have been struggling with feelings of rejection and low self worth these past few days.  I could feel depression and hopelessness suffocating me and draining all life in my soul.  

As G shared verse after verse...I had to repent and ask the Lord to forgive me.  I have allowed thoughts that just are not true to overshadow the real truth. 

I have to purposely set my mind and heart on my Savoir.  I am His daughter and He has not left me.  My feelings of inferiority are just that...feelings.  The truth is laid up in His Word.  I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

1 comment:

Tammie said...

I had a good tear-shedding hour yesterday; I am glad HE holds tight to me when I feel like I am slipping off the Rock... Ps. 73. Love you Mel!! :-) You are so beautiful!!