Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cave Dwelling

...stinks! It truly does. So why do we I insist on crawling into that smelly cave of me and then stay there as long as I do? It really baffles me. It's one of the last places I want to be, yet there I sit.

Discouragement happens to all of us. We can be cruising along doing fantastic and suddenly we're body slammed with discouragement. We didn't see it coming and we don't even know where it came from. So what are we to do? Sit there? I sure hope not. It's miserable in that cave and it just keeps getting darker and darker in there.

Well, when it gets dark what do you do? Do you just sit in your chair and think “Poor me. It's getting darker. I wish it wouldn't be so dark.”? No, of course you don't. You turn on a light, even if it means having to get up out of your chair to do it. So why are we so content to sit in our little dark cave and think “Poor me. It's getting darker. I wish it wouldn't be so dark.”?

Sometimes I think it's a ploy of Satan's. If he can immobilize us, he neutralizes us, which is what he wants.

Sometimes I think it's a test to see what we'll do. Will we sit in the dark waiting and wishing or will we get up off our duffs and do something—like turn on the light or go outside?

Sometimes I think it's a reminder of how dark the cave and discouragement is.

And sometimes I think it might be so we can turn on the light for someone else and help them get out of the cave.

Whatever the reason for it, staying is not an option for me.

I don't normally post youtubes (because I don't usually delve into youtube or music videos) but this isn't exactly a normal post for me and I didn't know how else to post a couple of songs that's helping keep the Light on for me...






Let's live in the Light!!

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Thanks for this post. Pick up the banner and wave it for His glory! Multi HUGS!
    Sunny

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  2. Huge hugs back atcha, Sunny.
    I've missed you!

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  3. I love the song "How Great is the Lord".

    I know how you feel, I have been in a fog for about 3 months now. Music can be such a healing balm.

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  4. Yes, it is, Barb. I've been so very thankful for the worship songs--they truly are a healing balm.

    Praying right now your fog lifts.
    Love you.

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  5. Sooo true. The cave can be miserable, but frighteningly comfortable. Taking the step is so important. Glad you turned on the light, my dear friend!

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  6. You nailed it, JoDear. That cave IS frighteningly comfortable. But when I turn on the Light and shine it around in there I see just how mistaken I was about its comfortableness. The Light exposes the truth.

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  7. Sometimes the "cave" can be legitimate grief - as now for me because my father has passed away, but even though grieving is necessary - allowing depression to move in and settle all around me is not - and has to be guarded against. So I am trying to do some normal things to distract me from too much grief, even such as reading someone else's encouraging blog. Thanks for the encouragement, Patty!

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  8. Oh, Sherri, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Grief IS necessary and you're so right to guard against falling into depression.

    Praying for God's comfort.
    Hugs!

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