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Soul Detox 2012: Day

Day 19


Today's Text: Psalm 56:1-13

While the world teaches us to detox our bodies, sometimes we need to detox our soul.

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  • tremevstarid

    very good indeed.

  • Samantha

    Fears I need to acknowledge?
    + Losing control and having people realise what a mess I am underneath
    + The fear of if anyone DOES see the mess I am, that they won't stay, or they'll think I'm a hopeless case.
    + Never being out of debt, always struggling.
    + Lonliness, rejection, not finding happiness.
    + Not reaching the life I long to live, not finding the "one".

    I get distracted and held back by not letting myself believe that depression and fear are lying to me. I need to learn to CLING to Him and TRUST his plans.

    • Beth Anne

      Yes!!! I’m so with you on all of it. Even though I’m married and have 2 wonderful children, I still don’t trust that my husband is the ‘one’. It’s a part of my control & feeling that I need to test them ALL out before I decide that he is. Anyhow, today hit home with me & your comment was a reflection of my own thoughts. We are not alone. We can’t continue to compare our everyday struggles with the highlight reels of others. I pray that you find trust. That we all find trust. We are taught to fear no evil, yet the act of fear is sometimes & most times the actual evil itself.

      • Samantha

        "The highlight reels of others" ~ I think that's the best way someone has explained what I'm getting hung up on!!
        It never ceases to amaze me that there are others that feel the same, I've spent so long thinking I was the only one! I pray we both can learn to trust His plans.

  • lesliefairman

    What are some of the fears that I need to acknowledge?
    > Pain, physical & emotional
    > Death, mine & loved ones
    > Debt, and financial bondage
    > Rejection, professional failure & loneliness

  • My pride is holding me back, I think. Pride in thinking that I don't have these fears or that they aren't important enough to acknowledge…which is just silly! I know I don't put my full trust in God because I like to have control and think that I know what is best for me…which is so far from the truth.

  • Jeannette

    Fear or rejection! Not only for me, but I fear for my kids as well. It so hurts to the bones! I need to remind myself over and over again that God's love is more than enough. We moved two years ago and adapting has been hard. Lately, however, it's been getting to me that we're pretty much on or own (husband, 2 kids & me). And there you have it, I've given my fear a name and I'm putting it in God's hand, for in Him I trust!

    • Beth

      I totally get this, I think I fear that too. I don't want to put myself out there for fear of how it's received. But I need to trust God and trust myself.

  • Distractions! Mostly of the internet kind. I try to keep up with blogs (both career-related and for entertainment) and facebook, but in the end I think the overabundance of information and "what other people are doing" ends with me comparing my life to those I'm reading about. Which then leads to worry. Which wastes time. When what I really should be doing is putting my trust in Him and believing my life will be just as wonderful as anyone else.

    I wonder if anyone else finds distractions and comparisons to be an obstacle to complete Trust?

    (PS- thank you for this community. The introspection and knowledge there are so many out there reading the same thing is comforting. :))

  • SheReadsTruth

    In order to face the "what ifs" of fear, you must acknowledge your fear and choose to trust God.

    What things are holding you back from acknowledging your fears and putting your full trust in God?

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