Category Archives: Discomfort

Pornography: Pull up a chair and hear me out

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God’s Covenant of Peace

I got out of bed, and I felt anxiety.  Being ashamed about my past, I remembered how I lusted after forbidden things, disgusting images and behavior.

I went to my devotional bible and read from Isaiah. I could not find peace until I read the following passage in Isaiah.

“Do not fear, for you will no be ashamed;

Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;

For you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach … but with great mercies will I gather you. …

But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you. …

But my kindness shall not depart from you,

Nor shall my covenant of peace be removed” (NKJV, 2011, Isaiah 54:4, 7, 8, & 19).

When I turn to Him for a loving relationship, I now know that God has made a covenant of peace with me .  Even with the years that I have taken for recovery from pornography addiction, the Lord still has compassion on me.

Reference

Holy Bible. (NKJV). (2011). Isaiah 54:4, 7, 8 & 19. Sarah Young Devotional Bible. Nashville; TN: Thomas Nelson.

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My Heart Was Hot

Featured imageIn the morning, I mused, and my heart was hot, burning to the core.

I spoke to God:

“Oh Lord, open my mind to know the days of my life.

Teach me to measure them.  Quicken me to know my end.

God, I am frail.

 Undeniably, my years are breaths, mist, fading.

I am a shadow.

You gaze on me.  Look away from me so my strength returns before I slip away.

Oh my God, I fall short.  Show compassion on me because I know you forgive with unconditional love.”

Dale

My prayer is an adaptation of Psalms 39:  3-6, & 13.

Peace Fills

Psalms 39

3 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue.

4 “Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.

“Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah.

6 “Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them. …

13 “Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and am no more” (NKJV, 1982, Psalm 39:3 – 6, & 13).

Reference

New King James Version, NKJV.  (1982). Psalm 39:3 – 6, & 13. Thomas Nelson. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+39&version=NKJ

How to Empty Discomfort from Your Life

Discomfort

Discover Clarity: Find Comfort

Devotionals for Men and Women;

These Devotions Give You Clarity.

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort”- 2 Corinthian 1:3.

Discomfort: Low intensity, uncomfortable feelings bother you because they produce low levels of discomfort. You don’t know why, but you feel things are not quite right.

You feel boredom, unease or a slight distress.

You just feel off; things are not going right.

Power: Having Clarity Gives Comfort

Lesson: Become clear. Decide what you want. Make a decision.

Strength: Focus on what you want most. Confess what you want most. And, do only the things that you want most. This is clarity.  

Shadow: Focsusing on Discomfort. Wearing it as a “Badge of Courage” instead of discovering why you feel the way you do.

Is there a decision you have been putting off? Then, Follow the 3 secret steps.

Three Secret Steps (ask God for help):

  1. God, what’s the most important thing in my life now? 
  2. God, what’s the best way to confess what I want without sounding religious? (confession creates peak states of mind, faith)
  3. And, God, what do I need to do right now to anchor clarity into my life?

Be ready; have pencil and paper in hand; sometimes, God  answers quite quickly.

When answers come, do something immediately to give you clarity.

To your peace,

Dale 
P.S. Daily read and meditate on the scriptures. The words you read give you clarity and then comfort. This is God’s way.