Friday, February 1, 2013

Feeling Unraveled?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
Proverbs 3:5  Hope in Lord Yehovah from your whole heart and do not trust upon the wisdom of your soul.
World English Bible
Proverbs 3:5  Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding.

I use to say the verse above almost daily and for years. This along with Psalm 139 where sort of what kept my congruence, my constitution if you will. All around me and because I hear from folks all over the world I see the amplification of people struggling.. The emails I get often are from people who either are trying to understand better our Biblical Roots or from folks who are struggling with just about everything. I know that we all understand the difficult times that we are in but, to hear from so many of you and then to see how so many lives are dealing with hard times can be a bit unraveling.

I too, have issues, both financial due to lack of  full time employment, credit issues and just a host of emotional ups and downs. I would say that my most immediate difficulty is my adult children. I wish that they all were rock solid believers in the God of Abraham whereby they pursued him vigorously. This is not the case however, my children are not errant, delinquents who are mindlessly doing life. They also have a praying father. Second to this would be the emotional battleground that I live with.

Nevertheless, I am with you, life is hard, much harder then even 25 years ago. We live in an age where just about anything can happen. So many millions of people the world over are not able to adequately feed and care for themselves. Living secure is a coin toss in our day and age. Your child can go to school and never come home or a bomb blast can occur at any moment, anywhere in the world for the expressed purpose to kill, to maim. The world has more faithless societies living with the consequences thereof. We are living the curse(s).

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you.

My father was homosexual, as a result my brothers and I were born under the curse of our father. Growing up and dealing with a broken home made life an obstacle. We never knew what normal was growing up. Dysfunction was normal. It saddens me all of these years later to realize that what we thought to be screwed up in comparison to so many of your lives ours was mild, really! I have heard some of the most outlandish, most horrific stories of how so many of us grew up that it would be pornographic to produce a documentary on the topic. Probably the most mind bending thing that I have heard was of two brothers who were punished (when punishment was merited) by their father. He would commit anal sex on his sons. I repeat this only for the purpose of illustration. The depravity and hellish things we have to maneuver through in order to pay the light bill or maintain a family, enjoy a marriage or to just look in the mirror.

Trying to get through this mess that we have both contributed to as well as inherited. How many of us live not realizing the damages done? It's tough, it really, truly is difficult to get through the mess.
As a person of faith I have a Savior, my God is alive and his son is preparing to set up something better, something hoped for, promised. If I did not have this as a light at the end of the tunnel, I am sure that I would be in the proverbial, "NUT HUT!" In away, living with the Godless is living in the "Nut Hut" The Godless have done horrific things, The Godless are unabated for the heart is truly, exceedingly wicked. I remember when I too, was Godless. Let's face it, we move through what is fallen. I am reminded of the song "HELD" by Natalie Grant, who I have met. We survived!

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?
Ecclesiastes 9:3  This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

We all, everyone of us fight to overcome the madness of sin. We who are delivered are not yet joined to perfection and so we feel unraveled at times. We face an onslaught of injustice and failure. We struggle with embedded dysfunctions and behaviors that cause us to seek God, to seek freedom from the curses.

Our God truly does reign. Returning to the Beginning or going back to my Biblical roots has opened up the scriptures in a way that lights the path. Walking with God is difficult because of all that must be overcome however the difficulty was never an impossibility. The death of and the resurrection of the Master is our beacon. He paved the way for us to walk...He said, "Keep my commandments". This was the solution

Deuteronomy 28:1 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth:

Our course is clear the path before us already paved. What we have to do, no matter what is follow the commandments they present freedom and liberty

James 1:25 But everyone who gazes into The Perfect Law of Liberty and continues in it, he is not a hearer who heard what is forgotten, but is a doer of the works, and this one shall be blessed in his work.
James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.
Psalm 119:44  So I will obey your law continually, forever and ever.

HE LOVES US and He loves YOU! So go love someone who needs a hand.
YEHOVAH said to keep his commandments. This entire article is talking about what happens when we do not! Our job as believers is to fight the good fight, to not let our feelings unravel us or when they do to arrest that process. This is the battle and we have to win! We all know how hard this is and it is getting much, much worse. Please support one another don't divide but rather come together. Don't Unravel! The time to end disunity is at hand. We all need from time to time someone to hold up our arms and to carry us through the times that we cannot carry ourselves. Be that someone it stops the process of feeling alone,
 feeling defeated or feeling lost.

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