Tuesday, December 20, 2016

UNBELIEF: Forgiveness + PRAYER: Help Us, Lord, To Believe And Trust Your Word!




Daddy Left!
Momma Lied!
She Loved Daddy Best!
Daddy Died!
She Couldn't Cry!
Drugs!
Alcohol!
Mired By Indulgence In Unapologetic Bad Behavior
AND
Gross Promiscuity, Too
Reality And Commonsense
Had Done A Powder
AND
That Is The Truth!

Rage Builds!
Bitterness Abounds!
No One Can Get Through To Her
AND
He - Forever Wild -
Constantly
Inwardly
At His Self Frowns
AND
In The Day Of His Unmasking
The Dam Bursts
AND
The Language Is Explosive
As He
Flowingly
Does Curse!

Rage!
Hurt!
Sorrow!
Sadness!
They Are All Spent
And He
And She
Two Strangers
Sit On The Same Park Bench
Overwhelmed
Seemingly Cleansed
AND
Each Then Explains
That Self-Hatred
Was The Catalyst
The Root
Of All 
That Brought Them Shame!
Their Hearts Would Not
The Heart Could Not ... Mend!

He Said: 
"Unforgiveness!"
She Said:  
"Unforgiveness!"
Two Strangers!
Same Problem!
What About Me?
What About You?

We Go To God!
We Confess Sin!
We Repent
AND
We Ask For Forgiveness!
God Forgives Us
BUT
We Can't Seem To Forgive Ourselves!
We Can't Seem To Believe
Almighty God ... At His Word!

So ...

We Don't Forgive Ourselves
Even Though We
- By Truth Himself -
Have Been Forgiven
And, So
Crushed
We - In Self-Loathing -
Giddily Go And Join
A Rutting Wild Goat Herd!

God Has A Sea!
Forgetfulness It Is Called!
Our Repented Of Sins
- Forgiven -
Go There
Never By The Living God Holy 
Ever To Be Recalled!

Our God Is The Lord 
Faithful
Eternal
Compassionate
Offering Grace
AND
Mercy
To Me 
AND
To You!
Accept What Is Freely Given
AND 
STOP
Letting Satan Get Away
With
- By Subterfuge -
Trying To Kill You!

God Said
You Are Forgiven!
Believe It!
It's True!
So
Sic The Lord On The Devil!
Trust The Lord!
Forgive Yourself
AND
Walk To Your Heavenly Father!
He Is Holding Out His Hand - Accept It!
He Eternally Cares For You!

Unforgiveness
- Against Self Or Another -
Kills!
Don't Die Twice
Through Unbelief
When The Offer
To Triumphantly Live
In Jesus Christ
Is Freely Available To You!


TRUST GOD!

BELIEVE THE WORD

 and

LIVE!

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PRAYER:

Father,
I Pray For A Brother
A Sister
My Self
My Friend
And
The Unknown Other
For We - As One -
Seem Not To Believe
Or Understand
That Our Non-Acceptance
Through Disbelief
Of Your Complete Forgiveness
Your Loving Heart Offends!

Forgive Us Our Doubt!
Help Us To Truly Trust Your Living Word
That For Us
You Do Care!
Forgive Us Our Unbelief
And Help Us The Voice Of Forgiveness To Honor
With Belief
When It, We Do Hear!
Purge Us Of Our Self-Loathing
Which Daily Is Destroying
Trembling Hearts!
Help Us To
In Faith
Call The Devil The Liar That He Is
And
From The Perverseness Of Doubt
To Depart!

You Are God!
Your Word Is Ever True
So When We Say We Love You, Lord
Help Us To Believe
And
Walk In It
If
Indeed
We Will Honor And Bless You!

In Jesus' Name, Dear Lord
Heal Our Hurts
Seal Our Hearts With Love
And
Help Us
From Devilish False Pride
To Studiously Depart!
Grant Us The Promised Victory Over Sin!
AMEN.