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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