A sense of humor is important, but there are some subjects within the context of community and more personal relationships when it’s too early to laugh.
I do not need to take myself so seriously that I can’t laugh at myself, but there is a time to take myself seriously as it pertains to overcoming a particular shortcoming or sin.
Coming to grips with the damage done is a very serious matter that I meditate on, but to gravel in guilt and shame is of course straight from the agenda of Satan himself. Satan may not be directly involved, but he doesn’t have to be for it to be grafted into the thinking of a human being.
We’ve always lived in dark times, but the statements created that become beliefs can be overcome.
We are not left alone to our brokenness even when the end is suicide. If someone drags you and a loved one through shit because they took their own life just walk away because you’ll get it on you.
Boundaries are powerful, and God created them for our protection.
That’s why the word propitiation is so powerful in the text. In my paraphrase I take “hilasterion” and phrase it “boundary.” Boundaries cover and protect, and my LORD’s “atoning sacrifice” and “propitiation” is a boundary from destruction, perishing or annihilation. I am forever secure in the presence of my Father even in death.
That is the reason fear is done away with literally. Oh, I have to choose to believe it because He does not force it upon me.
And I believe it, hence all things can become new.
I pray your faith dive to that kind of depth because you can take all the Prozac in the world, and you’ll never have that kind of peace.