That's why I called my posts "scribblings"...writing out what was on my mind so others could perhaps identify with the joys and sorrows of another pilgrim.
Well...writing about the "dark" times can often be misinterpreted as "hanging out the dirty laundry" so I have not always posted how I really feel or...how I am really "doing". That likely won't change...at least in the near future.
I was thinking about this the other day while riding the tractor, cutting the lawn, and was concerned that readers might not really want to read the truth, the stark realities of the pilgrim's day to day struggles. Those thoughts prompted the following poem that I leave with you to ponder over:
"One request have I to make
And that, I trust, you'll give me:
And if, perchance, my words offend,
Then I pray, please forgive me."
Your comments are welcomed!
Your comments are welcomed!
God's Word For Today: The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29, ESV)ReplyDelete
This is posted today on your blog on the top right side. Keep on keepin'on brother! The journey has just begun......
I've found that when we share from the pain, hurt and dark times of the soul, there are a lot more people who are experiencing similar difficulties. It's often helpful from them to hear a fellow brother or sister in Christ and how they deal with things. That's not to say you should share that which you don't feel the Lord leading you to share. But feel free to be open and transparent.
When I've gone through times of depression...I found myself putting on a mask for the outside world to see. That never brought me healing or wholeness. Neither did wallowing in my pain. For me it was trying to be open and transparent, but not absorbed by my own struggles?
You share what you need to and feel lead to. It will minister to others and hopefully be a release for you.
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth ...ReplyDelete
This is my first time on your blog, having hopped over from Terry's who posted your testimony on her recent post. I was so struck by it that I just had to come over to personally tell you.ReplyDelete
I browsed around a bit as well and found your posts to be interesting, and honest, and clean.
There is something that heals the soul to read a fellow blogger's transparent sharing of what he is going through. It helps us all to know that we are not alone, and that victory and breakthrough is available for all, especially those who are humble enough to acknowledge their need of it.
P.S. I also hopped over to your other site, The Barnabas Blog, and was so uplifted by some of the posts there. But I noticed that the last post was done in 2009...how I wish you would consider adding some new posts to it.ReplyDelete
I have found that one thing I do not like in some churches is the pretense that all things are perfect...and that all things must be perfect, because we are Christians and we have our faith.ReplyDelete
I realize that sometimes a "how are you?" is just a greeting and its not the time, circumstance or person to whom you should bare your soul and troubles to. But I also come to realize if things look too perfect....I'm probably not seeing the whole picture.
When I hate having depression and I hated admitting to it. And I don't want anyone feeling sorry for me, because I am very blessed in so many ways. But it is a part of who I am. If you want to get to know me....that is a part of it.
I think our society likes to whitewash so much of life. We hide our troubles, we don't like to cry, we abhor getting old, we sterilize death and dying and we pretend we are perfect. (we will SAY we are not perfect, but rarely share our imperfections). No wonder relationships are hard.
So, I for one am glad to find a REAL person in your David Fisher!
I just want to thank you for sharing your story with us. I understand the hesitation to not say to much, but what you have shared has helped me so much. Being real and vulnerable is sometimes costly and not everyone is kind, but to those whose hearts are hurting and struggling it sometimes helps to know that others have been there before you, and maybe, it helps us to bind our own wounds, or at least come before the Lord and receive His help and give us the tiniest bit of courage to share what is going on in our own lives as well. I think many hearts are mended that way, so thank you for sharing and I hope that you continue to do so.ReplyDelete