graduate, they’ll be out there in world specializing in helping people with developmental issues, mental health and addiction issues, childhood and youth traumas, the elderly and infirm and much more. So much of the study has been on personality traits, the aging process, boundaries, emotional, mental and physical trauma, psychology, and various theories on life in general! And what constantly sticks out is really how much brokenness there is in this world – and we how all suffer from it.
We have lived life and life has hit us, taken us off course, taken us to places we never dreamed we would end up, and places we do not want to be. We have all hit so much stuff that we can end up feeling insecure, unworthy, not valued, not important… we get hurt, we get offended, we get confused, we get betrayed… Life is messy!
Insecurity is rampant in this world… wars are caused over it, people compare and compete for position rather than compliment and encourage, we want to be the ‘favorite child’ rather than just knowing and accepting that our parent loves us… it goes from young to old, and it harms our emotional, mental and spiritual wellness.
I have lived through this in my own childhood and life. But there is one place I find that I’m always secure… and that’s with God. And while I know that can sound weird to some people, it has been a journey to get to this place right now. It’s a journey that is taken step by step, getting to know who God is and who I am to Him. It is a journey that I don’t think will ever end.
Sometimes, when I think of all the brokenness, and I reflect back to my own brokenness, I just need to be mellow before The Lord and sink in to Him. I’ll play some kind of music and just ‘be’ before God.
Worship to God, thanking Him, letting Him know that I know who He is and what He deserves (glory) touches not only Him but me too. It sinks into my soul and my spirit. It’s humbling yet freeing… Resting before God is an incredible experience!!
I like that I don’t have to always sit there and pound the Bible into me… I don’t have to memorize it all and know all the theology there is to know… I like that I’m able to actually walk with God… I like that He is here with me at all times and that I can go to Him with everything… I like that I can surrender to Him and know that I am actually safe!
Safety is a huge factor when it comes to insecurity… But when I’m with God, in that state of mind, all the brokenness in me and in the world, somehow just washes away. It’s almost like some kind of prayer… it’s a peaceful reflection, it’s a humbling feeling, it’s a knowledge that I’m actually ok and that God does indeed have this world in His hands… this world just needs to know that too.
We can get lost in trying to know and understand everything. I think we need to get lost in and with our Creator and our Savior more… For me it really does make all the difference in the world! Sometimes we just need to be still and know that He is God (Ps 46:10)…
You are loved!! Be blessed!!