Messages from Young Adults

Lesson 6: Faith and Healing

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3)

Stealing blessings
Subduing willpower
Silencing testimonies
Seeping into every pore
Shutting down aspirations
Spoiling that which hasn’t been born

Who are you?

You are a part of mii
The part that shelters me from impending doom
You made mii strong and guided mii thru’ the storm
NO!

You made mii think I was strong and guided mii to the storm

Look, I should just call you by your real name
End this fantasy, set the record straight
But you are imbedded deep in my psyche
If I let you go will I still be mii

Or will I be empty?

You are a master of disguise
You came to mii in broad daylight
Dressed as Logic, you had mii fooled
Logic is my partner in crime
We discuss every minute detail
I can’t make a decision without him
I thought you were him and that we were friends
I thought we could sit down have a rational discussion
But I was mistaken, I underestimated you

You came to mii in the middle of the night
Masquerading as Anger, you had mii fooled
Anger and I are well acquainted
You see, we once were roommates
I wore her clothes and she ran my errands
I thought you were her and this a familiar nightmare
I thought I could deal with you in the same manner
But I was mistaken, I underestimated you

You were

Masked by my excuses
Fueled by my emotions
Fed by my insecurities
Buried deep underneath the noise

But thank God
The noise is gone
I can finally hear and see
I now know who you really are
Your name is FEAR
and I am calling you out
out of my way and out of my life


Sometimes we don’t see how intertwined our issues and fear is. Can faith and fear coexist?
I don’t know.
Faith is trusting that He has this beautiful plan for your life and that He will see it to completion, so can a person be fearful and still claim to have faith?
Sometimes as Christians we are oblivious to the fact that we are living in fear, bound and crippled by it. We dress it up and say we are logically assessing life and making plans but is that really true. It has a negative impact on your body both physically and spiritually and yet we allow it to get comfortable in our hearts. I can’t really write that much about Faith because it seems so illusive to mii at times (especially at 2 a.m. when I’m trying to fall asleep but tears keep falling).
At some point it has to stop, we have to stop fighting this losing battle.
What i’m beginning to realize is that fear is tied to our need to be in control which trace back to Genesis is self worship so if i can just surrender to the One that controls it all I will be at peace.

Anyways

1. Study your lesson
2. Figure out what your major fears are
3. Write them down and list the adverse effects they have on your life
4. Try and think of how they are tied to your will and not His
5. Write down next to them verses that prove them false.
6. Pray
7. Pray some more :)

happy sabbath y’all

Comments

  • Janice A. Becca (Author) said:

    she said “y’all”… :)

    on point, thank you.

  • joey said:

    I understand these posts are for young adults, and even as I write this, I’m fully aware that my terminology will probably betray my age. In truth, I was a young adult around two decades ago. That said, I have enjoyed reading some of your blogs. It is rather stimulating. And now, to my point concerning fear/trust.
    As I experience my second bout in parenthood (as a proud uncle), I notice how much trust my niece places in her parents. She literally wants for nothing. Without asking for the essentials and needs, she goes through the day expecting to simply receive. Why? Because her trust in her parents is complete. I can imagine that I too felt this way when I was a toddler. Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” This seems to be an inherent trait found in the young.
    In my teenage years, the placement of my trust transitioned from my parents to the things they could give me, and I wallowed in this spiritually deformed state for many years…not realizing I was in it, not knowing to get out of it. That’s when God’s mercy broke through my myopic state, and as He often does, He used the scriptures to free me: Jeremiah 17 “Blessed [is] the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
    Jer 17:8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will NOT FEAR [fn] when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
    You see, true trust(the kind we long for) is not dependent on the circumstances. If that were so, our trust would rise and wane based on the stimulus. This principle is so effectively captured in one of the most memorized yet least claimed promises God’s Word offers.
    Psalms 23: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You [are] with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
    So, even when death knocks, I should not fear? Why? Because He is with me!! Not that He will save me, cure me. It’s because He is with me.This is trust. Moreover, even when He uses His staff and rod to correct me(that’s the primary use for these tools), I’m comforted.
    Now, lest you think that I conjured up this kind of trust, remember that the Bible says that each of us are given a measure of faith.
    So what’s my point? We’ve got to back to childhood again. Trust in Him, period. Not because of what He can do though He CAN do alot. Not because of the protection He offers though “if God is for you who can be against you?” Trust Him because, “He established a weight for the wind, And apportioned the waters by measure.”—He Is God. Do you know anyone else who can do that?

  • Oluwakemi (Author) said:

    Joeyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    this came to my inbox and i have read this over and over again

    thanks for your insight

    and it doesn’t sound old

    okay it doesn’t sound tooo old

    lol
    happy sabbath

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