Our State Of Mind
Friend, have you ever been depressed?
During those times of despair, desperation and depression we find ourselves at a loss to drag our mind from the negative things in our lives that everybody experiences at some time.
Many are the "life experiences," that we are unable to avoid; which bring on these negative states of mind; yet there is a way out.
If we want lasting results, we must look to our Father in Heaven.
His Way is the stable and positive one, that is life changing.
The world has it's offerings also; drugs, alcohol, and other indulgences and beliefs that lighten the load for a short time but never really get rid of the issues that plague us, the depression. the unknowing, the loneliness, the despair, the ailments, the sadness, the unchanging anger and hostilities and the non ability to forgiveothers for our hurts and abuses.
God's Way is a lifelong journey; wherein we cleave into the bosom of our Lord and Saviour to be renewed both mind and heart, daily.
He wants to hear all our bellyaching, our doubts, our insecurities, our abuses, our sinful deeds and thoughts, spoken to Him acknowledging our need for Forgiveness, daily.
He really wants the one on one, close heart to heart relationship, that we all desperately seek in this world; but only He can truly fulfill.
He has placed that need in us to turn our hearts and minds to Him, yet most of us chase worldly ways, looking for answers.
Some of us will never turn to Him, and some will.
It's totally our choice.
We all would, but Satan has the power in this world to influence us. And satan and his minions poke and prod at us all day long trying to keep us from knowing God.
Many of us decide to choose the things of the world, denying the Lord Who Is always showing us the Way; The Cross.
Yes, friend, kneel at the Cross and start talking to God.
He will be right beside you, perhaps a gentle hand on your shoulder, wiping your tears, encouraging you to let all your hurt out, the anger and frustration that you have felt. Let all those emotions out and draw close to Him; your Father, your Friend, Who Loves with a Holy Love, Forgiving you and setting the Holy angels around you to keep you safe.
We do not need to be in church but if we, with a humble heart and open mind, attend a Christian church that teaches with a Pastor who has an open Bible and references it often in his sermons, we will learn very quickly the things of God that will help us in our daily walk with the Lord.
We must be willing to hear the Word of God, and upon hearing we will know the Truth that will speak to our spirit.
If we don't allow ourselves to grow in this way, we will always have the same old kind of life. We must be willing to hear Truth and accept God's Way and Will to ever have a chance at ridding ourselves of negativity and despair.
There's a well thought out saying from psychology circles that says " To keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome is close to insanity."
Seek sanity, friend. Be willing to change your way of thinking.
Our state of mind can and will change with Jesus as our sole focus in life.
He is waiting for us to lay our will at the foot of the Holy Cross, and take up our own cross and walk with Him through this life.
He makes it light and easy, friend.
He will never lead us astray; only into Truth, Knowledge, Power in Him and a fulfilling life - what is left of it.
He is willing to lead us into Goodness and a fulfilling life with Him if we are willing to trust Him.