Putting pen to our thoughts can be an intimidating exercise. But I have found little to be more cathartic than allowing your soul to be expressed on paper. Journaling my thoughts towards God as well as what He reveals about myself is life giving. My soul has grown in its expression through my personal diligence in journaling. It has increased my understanding of the greatness of God and the depth of my need for Him.
Take up my challenge and buy a journal (Guys its not a diary!) and begin to write what’s on your mind. No rules. Its your window to the soul. Decorate it like you want.
Here is an idea to get you started. Ask yourself a reflective question and write on it.
Something like: Why does God care so much about me? Write what you think and feel as it comes to you. You might be surprised at the depth that is in you! Don’t sell yourself short. God has created something amazing in you. Let it out. Your soul longs to express itself. To not do so is like walking through a field of wild flowers and ignoring the color and the smells. You sell yourself short otherwise.
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When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from God but a revelation of God. We need to see how great God is; we need to recover our lost perspective on life., Things get out of proportion when we are suffering, and it takes a vision of something bigger than ourselves to get life’s dimensions adjusted again.
I know what’s its like to feel like everything is crashing down around you and nothing makes sense. The answer is not in pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and trying harder to be stronger. That way is failure because quite frankly none of us are strong enough on our own. It’s only when you take all that effort and put it into fixing your eyes on Jesus that you finally find supernatural strength and peace. Don’t carry this burden alone any longer. You have a Savior who cares deeply and wants to carry it for you. You have tried your way of handling it and you know how much that does not really work. Now give it up and look to Jesus and find rest for your soul.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30