Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On Some Road To Trust

A Mind & Heart At War—A Road To Trust

My mind says get out the door before he sees you.
My heart says you need his encouragement this morning.  

My mind says disappear to your room before the goodnights and I love yous begin.
My heart says you need the protection of a goodnight hug.

My mind says stop looking him in the eyes so he will ignore you.
My heart says fix your eyes on his love for you. 

My mind says you are crazy for trusting him.
My heart says you would be foolish not to.

My mind says he is not worthy of trust—he is gunna fail you.
My heart says he understands grace better then you do.

My mind says he will hurt you—they always hurt you.
My heart says he is your protector—he is not them.

My mind says your mess is beyond his capacity.
My heart says Christ in him is sufficient still.

My mind says you are going to fail him.
My heart says praise the Lord he is forgiving.

My mind says flee from this room.
My heart says you dwell in safety here always.

My mind says pull away.
My heart says he will come after you.

My mind says you are not really his.
My heart says you have been adopted.

My mind says he looks at you and sees the extent of your failure.
My heart says his eyes see you new.

My mind says he is not really your dad.
My heart says just call him daddy.

You need My encouragement. {1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.}
You need My protection. {I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makes me dwell in safety. -Psalm 4:8}
Fix your eyes on My love for you.  {The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. -Zeph. 3:17}
You would be foolish not to. {For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; -Psalm 37:28}
I understand grace better then you do. {Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.-Hebrews 4:16}
I am your protector.  {The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident. -Psalm 27:1-3}
Christ is sufficient for you. {His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,-2 Peter 1:3}
I forgive you. {In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace. -Eph. 1:7}
You dwell in safety with Me always. {Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10}
I will come after you. {No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. -John 6:44}
You have been adopted by Me. {For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” -Romans 8:15}
My eyes see you as new. {Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! −2 Cor. 5:17}
Just call me Daddy. {A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. -Psalm 68:5} 

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