What does a person do in old age who does not know what to do about roots of bitterness that were growing before any knowledge of the verse in Hebrews? How does this Scripture apply to me as an individual who trust the LORD will provide. Well, I reckon I'll read the Scriptures and think on the individuals in the story, look at the ongoing history a bit and pray for revelation knowledge from my Lord Jesus and be so very thankful for the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Long, long ago I would write and came to have a piece and now I just pray to grow in grace and accomplish what the LORD wants me to accomplish. Been bogged down for many years over personally failing to maintain whatever needs to be maintained. So depression, anxiety, other diagnoses, and what ever a person may think and say brings me to "GOD KNOWS and people suppose" and don't get into "opinionizing".
Distorted Thinking is nothing new, it began in the Garden of Eden and each day it seems to be reenacted in some form. God says to do or not to do and we humans have thoughts of our own or what has been passed down in our families, and from culture, and from religion.
I love a family member very much and this family member loves me very much too. I have a problem and know it. It is not my job to think on the other person's problem or to rehash or be fearful of judgment.
Most of the time as I see things that come too late to change. Like a loved one dying and then being able to see regardless of abuses the person loved me and we just couldn't come together because we couldn't agree about God and each one went their own way.
I came to this forum for a place to fellowship and have been blessed by your posts.
I don't know what to do to make a close relationship with a loved one and realize God KNOWS each heart and every thought so I won't suppose to know anything about another because I do not know what abuse or neglect has been a two edged sword in his/her life.
All I know to do is write and fret not... and the comfort the Holy Spirit just gave was a chuckle from deep within... like it sprang up into a GodSmile.
I'd like to post a piece the LORD gave me many years ago for my birthday and ask you all to share as the LORD leads about distorted thinking and how to let go and let God love us, and accept that changes us as He deems best. Please pray for me to prosper in accomplishing things as God wants me to and that I can leave off the words should and ought. Oh to do all things for the love of God as Brother Lawrence did, practicing the presence of God.
Thank you so much ....thinking of individuals, and each of you are very precious.
Grace and peace,
"ATTITUDES of HANDS"
Hands are and always will be important.
They hand a language all their own.
Much of the way that hands are used are
portrayed by attitudes, showing the heart.
There is the attitude of the hand
outstretched, palm up, this says,
"Give me", almost demanding.
A claw-like position says, "I'm going to take".
The fist declares, "I'm going to make".
All of these are selfish;
they receive, they take, they break.
There is another, it's very lonely,
It's raised toward heaven
crying out in deep despair;
bringing hurt, anger, frustration,
loaded with cares.
Hands can become an attitude
of full surrender, not in fear;
but willing and longingly
reaching toward God.
This attitude finds Him always.
This is where he can remove despair.
Hands are made for caressing
and to brush away a tear,
to earn our daily bread with
and to give thanks with prayer.
Hands were made to be of service,
to reach out, to share,
extended in friendship,
need and trust.
Here a hand with a need
always finds another hand willing to accept.
Each one giving, each one receiving,
HONOR, LOVE, and TRUST.
–My Birthday Gift from God, 1981