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Being an over-comer
Is different than healing
Forgiving is the secret
Narrow road to life

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Forgiveness can come
When I see my own failure
Anger dissipates

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I would like to disappear
And escape the human pain
I find there is no exit
I am powerless

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No one can see this
My lot is to be alone
Overcoming doesn’t work
I’ve come to the end
Getting past the hard issues
False sense of nobility

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This layer of bitterness
Can stay hidden in the church
These deep personal wounds
Cut me to the core

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My soul is wounded
Spiritualizing the problem
Burying the grief
My soul wound has been hidden
Hiding behind the “false self”

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I am not strong and noble
I do not have the resources
I can no longer overcome
I need to be free

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It will take courage
To face the personal lies
With a mind that’s clear
With personal surrender
With patient love freedom’s born

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The journey to authentic forgiveness undoubtedly is the most treacherous path of the human soul. “There is a difference in overcoming wounds and forgiving from the heart.” (Anonymous) I found in surrendering to real love, facing my own humiliating shame with a friend who knows and can point me to a love relationship larger than my “false nobility.” There is freedom I have longed for in this world. It is available to all who seek and discover the patience and love of the mysterious Creator of Life.

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You Are His Delight

January 7, 2015

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God searches the minds and hearts
Brings an end to violence
He makes the righteous secure
With forgiving love

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Trust in the Lord and do good
Delight yourself in the Lord
The desires of your heart come
As surely as breath

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Commit your way to the Lord
Trust in him and he will do this
His life will shine like the dawn
Break forth in your soul

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Be still before God
Wait patiently for guidance
Stop all the fretting
It leads only to evil
History tells us this truth

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Anger will kill you
The toxic part can destroy
Learn to channel it
By loving your enemy
The first place to start is you

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The meek inherit the land
Flourish in relationship
Look to the best interest
Of those closest to you

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The result will be peace
That passes understanding
So it is time to grow up
Be responsible
Stop blaming self and others
You hold the key to find life

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God will hold you up
I know this is true for sure
I have tasted this
By practicing His Presence
Walking in the light of love

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God delights in you
When you believe, wisdom comes
There is a future for you
His kindness and peace
Comes when you trust His love
Surrender all of the lies

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These reflections from Psalm 37 come from choosing how I will process this life. There are many views of life one can take. I chose to trust the God David spoke of in the Psalms. As a result I discovered an unshakable life filled with hope in the midst of the worst possible circumstances. Psalms has been like a mother to me over the last fifty years. The promises in this book I have found to be true, practical and life giving beyond words.

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My journey is told in the book “Delta Blues From Darkness to Light.” http://www.coachinglifematters.com/delta-blues.html

A Lifetime

December 30, 2014

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What lasts a lifetime
Something that will never end
It is God’s favor
He brought me up from the grave
And spared my life from the pit

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Anger is short lived
Weeping may last for a night
Rejoicing comes in the morning
Because God is near
Lifted me out of the depths
And he made my life secure

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When I feel secure
I realize this one thing
A love much larger than me
Establishes life
Gives me the impossible
Anchors my soul in the truth

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My wailing turned to dancing
My cry for mercy came true
I’m lifted out of the pit
Favored and Beloved

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I give you thanks forever
One day at a time I come
My eyes and heart are open
My mind is captured

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Healing always comes
It is God’s precious gifting
To those who believe
Accept His gentle favor
Sit quietly and be loved

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Dark times drive me to the light
A surprising thing takes place
When I’m honestly looking
My soul is refreshed

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These are my reflections from Psalm 30 looking back over these short seventy-two years. The dark times have driven me to light. Oswald Chambers is full of insights into this secret in his book “My Utmost for His Highest.” All the best to us all as we begin this new year. We are all favored.