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A NEW SEASON

Thursday, December 06, 2012

PAINFUL LIFE EXPERIENCES OFTEN LEAVE HEART-DEEP SCARS. EVEN THOUGH DANGER IS LONG PAST, FEAR STILL LINGERS. IT AFFECTS OUR PRESENT RELATIONSHIPS AND EXPERIENCES, AND EVEN OUR PERCEPTION OF GOD.

WE MAY NEVER KNOW THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN WHY IT HAS HAPPENED TO US, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SURVIVED IT. WE ALSO KNOW THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US A NEW DAY AND A NEW SEASON TO REACH OUT FOR HIS BLESSINGS IN JOY AND GRATITUDE. PAINFUL EXPERIENCES LEAVE SCARS, BUT THEY ALSO LEAVE STRENGTH AND WISDOM, GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THOSE ENDURING SIMILAR TRIALS NOW.

REJOICE, INASMUCH AS YOU ARE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS; THAT, WHEN HIS GLORY SHALL BE REVEALED, YOU MAY BE GLAD ALSO WITH EXCEEDING JOY. 1 PETER 4:13
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BLUEKITTYJAN 12/17/2012 4:27AM

    Joan, I have been through some atrocities and everyone watching me said I can't believe how you came out of this. It's because of the Lord. The only mistake I have ever made is by praying the prayer of Jabez. The Lord answered greatly and I couldn't handle it. So the moral is be careful what you pray for. You may get it. LOL

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CINDYCHARLENE 12/11/2012 10:40PM

    So very true and you are a light in many lives. Keep up the great work.

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GINIEMIE 12/10/2012 10:20AM

    Joan,
Thanks for the post. I know He's been with me through childhood issues and through my DH's death and my Erik's accident. I'm blessed by the strength He's given me.
Now if I could just quit sweating the small stuff!
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AVANELL 12/9/2012 1:49PM

    The pain of yesterday does not determine our future. God brings us out of bondage to bring us into the good plan that He has for our lives. When we hold onto the pain of yesterday we cloud the goodness of tomorrow!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 12/9/2012 12:17PM

    It is as they say. If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Praise be to God!

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ROZEEROZ1 12/8/2012 4:33AM

    I too have suffered painful childhood pain. Jesus is healing me. I am stronger from going thru these abuses.

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SUGARSMOM2 12/7/2012 11:06AM

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CINDYSDAY 12/7/2012 9:38AM

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/7/2012 9:06AM

    I remember the words "Only do not cause pain" daily in little things.

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DSBRIDE 12/7/2012 9:00AM

    I really believe that there are very few among us that have not felt the lasting effects of scars put upon us and we live with the fear. What we do afterwards, makes us the people that we have become. Congrats on having the courage to post this!!

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SANDRALEET 12/7/2012 8:41AM

    Only those with deep scares now whot you are taking about and how hard they are to heal What others harm is not nothing.How we treat others is important.

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DEBBY4576 12/7/2012 8:33AM

    PAINFUL EXPERIENCES LEAVE SCARS, BUT THEY ALSO LEAVE STRENGTH AND WISDOM, GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THOSE ENDURING SIMILAR TRIALS NOW.
I loved that sentence because it is true for all of us that learn life's lessons. You have two choices, to live in the pain and make it forever your "today", or with God's help you move on to a different "future".

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TATTER3 12/7/2012 6:43AM

    This world is not my home...

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EDITOR 12/7/2012 3:54AM

    Thank you, Joan, for a powerful posting!

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JANIEWWJD 12/7/2012 2:04AM

    I too, have lived through a painful experience and God has pulled me through. He granted me a miracle and I feel so blessed!!!!
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KAYDE53 12/7/2012 12:13AM

    Amen, I know this to be true, because I have lived it!!! emoticon

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