Are you lonely?  Do you know you are not alone?  Do you know you don't have to be?  God can reach your innermost part.  He knows of the very deepest part of your nature and inmost being.  Can you be in a crowded room and still be alone?  Really alone.   And nobody else notices how alone you are?  How alone you feel?  You live in a private world, where you don't think anybody would notice the lack of your existence?  Do shame, guilt, fear, doubt, and insignificance overwhelm you and does it sometimes feel hard to breathe?  Other people laugh, share care, cry, sing, do... and you watch.  You go through some motions of daily living but you are dead inside.   If this was all there was to life, how depressing!  No wonder you can't get out of bed in the morning.  Have you invited Christ into your heart?  Do you know the One and Only God?   The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning, the present and everlasting?  He is the only one who can save you from your pain and grief.  Don't look anywhere else. No one else can.  Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.  Through God we can do all things.  He is our Creator.  He created the Heavens and the earth.   He created you.  Life is just the quest of filling the void that was created through the first sin, to be reconciled unto God.... there's only one way to do that, and that is through Christ Jesus.  He was the supreme sacrifice, the perfect atonement for our sin and sinful nature.  He is the only way to Father God.  Confess your sin, that He already knows about.  You cannot hide anything from Him.  He already knows.  It won't shock Him, He says in His word that He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins if we confess them.  Understand that He gave His life for us at Calvary, and thank Him for it.  Believe it in your heart.  Now, confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord!  Look beyond those walls, that ceiling, that sky, earth, universe.  All of it is insignificant next to the One God Who created all of it.  He spoke the world into existence, yet He cares for you and me.  He has the hairs on our heads counted,   He clothes the birds of the air and feeds all the living things.  How much more does he care for you.  Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Let the shame go.  Let the anger go.  Let the unforgiveness go.  Let loneliness go.  Let depression go.  Let sadness flee away.  Let go of the past, and give it to Him.  He's the only one with the power to heal and cleanse.  To forgive.  To separate us from the old clothes and bring us into new life.  New life with him.   We are a complex human, full of emotion and sin.  Many things to keep us from the salvation knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Much to keep us from the healing we so desperately need and desire.   Acknowledge your weakness, ask for forgiveness.  Do pictures of past sins pop up in your mind?  Ask forgiveness for any times you may have grieved the Holy Spirit.   All men have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God!  That is the reason Jesus died for us.  Now, believe that you have been set free of the circle of sin and death!  Jesus made you free.  Now, forgive yourself.  That's not as easy as it sounds.  We're brought up thinking we have to punish ourselves for our own iniquity.  Somehow there's payment in that.  Well, there isn't.  You cannot punish yourself to make absolution for yourself.  There's only one offering  that was perfect, the perfect sacrifice, Jesus Christ.  He is the Way the Truth and the Light.  No man can come to the Father, but through Him. He removes our sin from us as far as the east is from the west.  Though we may be as scarlet, he makes us white as snow.  Is there a torrent going on inside of you?  So much stewing inside, you have no peace?  Bitterness, anger, resentment, guilt, shame....   Pictures of people from the past torment you?  You can be free of it.  God can make you free.  Be free.  Let them go to the Lord. Forgive, as the Lord would bring people to mind who may have hurt you in the past.  Will to forgive.  And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. He would not command us something we are unable to do.  We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  With His grace, we can forgive.  It is a decision.   A must be decision.  Let the rest of it be up to Him.  He will take care of the rest.  Enter into the peace that surpasses all understanding.  If God can with His Word speak the Heavens and earth into being, and place all of the stars in Heaven with His fingers, hang on a cross to set us free, raise Jesus from the dead, don't you think He can move your mountain?  Do you have something in your life you are believing God for?  Do you need a miracle?  Believe Him for it.  Don't waver and don't doubt.  He is able!

~Linda

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