Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mind Battles

Many good writers have given counsel on dealing with destructive thoughts and lies we tell ourselves. The challenge for me is actually doing those things in a crisis. Will I trust God to be good and kind TO ME when I feel low and alone? Will I fight the waves of sadness or will I let them roll over me and bury me?

The past two days I have struggled with feeling alone despite being in relationship with some amazing people near my home and far away. Instead of choosing to see the blessing in it, I chose to see a few hours of solitude as "too much". A friend called me this morning who is bearing much and fighting to keep her heart afloat in circumstances that could easily get the better of all of us if we were in her place and I realized, I needed to change.

We are in battle with old thought patterns AND with an enemy of our souls who is bent on robbery, murder and destruction. I choose LIFE. I choose to FIGHT!!!
Are you with me??!

Good reads:
I John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Lamentations 3:22-26 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Victory Over the Darkness by Neil Anderson
Believing God by Beth Moore


  1. Linda --

    Just a word of comfort ... Gerry and I have moved LOTS during our years together and, altho' it took a while, I learned that leaving a beloved place needed genuine mourning and attaching to a new place (even if there are good and wonderful things at this new place) needs time, an average of two years' time. You are still in the middle of this process -- please don't feel as if you are failing if you ache. I affirm your commitment to fight/change but I also affirm the ache -- God is God over all this "stuff". Blessings on you!

  2. Jan, thanks for the good words! I needed them today.

  3. I am with you!! sometimes we all need to know that others are fighting with us, I battle these feelings a lot as well.


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