To Un-know~

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve surely been “crushed in spirit”.  Do you know what I’m talking about? 

That time you got news that was like a sucker punch in the gut.   I think it’s fair to say we’ve all experienced that at one time or another. 


When it’s happened for me, I’ve wanted to go back in time.   Backwards, just a bit, to when I didn’t know whatever it is that I know now that is difficult to know.   You know?

But going backwards doesn’t change what I know.  I’m just ignorant to it, whatever “it” is.  Bad news will have that effect. That’s why it hurts like it does. Bad news has a way of entering into your “now life” and disrupting the peace you had before the bad news came. It is difficult to handle. Psalm 18:14 shows us that the Lord knows exactly how we feel. 

God’s word also tells me in Psalm 34, that the Lord hears me.

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.
    He freed me from all my fears.
Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
    no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
    he saved me from all my troubles.
For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
    he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
  • He delivers me
  • He’s close to me
  • He protects me
  • He rescues me. 

 I encourage you to read and highlight Psalm 34 today.   Highlight the promises.  

He is close to me when I’m brokenhearted.  I do not need to bear the burden alone. In fact, He is anxiously waiting to hold my hand, to carry me, and to guide me through my circumstances.

 When I cry out to Him, He hears me.  

 And He comes closer.  That is exactly what I need when I’m hurting, sad, and a little bit broken.

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