Yesterday’s arrows pierce anew
Old wounds, still bleeding
Become the brick and mortar
 Of the walls I hide behind.
Robbing my yesterdays
While taking my tomorrows,
Paralyzing my today.
I’m trapped in the quicksand of the past. I feel the need, no, the compulsion to fling those arrows once again. Reliving the hurts of months and even decades ago. Desperately trying to rebuild the walls He has shattered to stop those arrows from reaching my heart. Knowing full well that I am fighting an uphill battle. For every brick I lay, two crumble beneath it. He needs me broken, my heart exposed, in order for me to do what He asks of me.
Trust Him more.
Yes, there it is again!
 Trust Him more.
Rest in the place He has brought me, however difficult that may be. His love surrounds me in this moment. 
He is all I need in my here and now.
Allow Him to do the things He wants to do in me. Trust that He does indeed know what is the absolute best for me.
Accept the love of those He has placed in my life. People will fail me at some point. Let the Lover of my soul take care of my heart. This is what He has promised me.
Let go of the idols I have created out of my pain. I’ve allowed this pain to overshadow all of the good things that He is trying to give. While I think I am protecting myself by keeping everyone at arms’ length, what am I missing?
Let go of the idols.
Trust Him more.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, 
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
Psalm 143:8    

This article has 2 comments

  1. Janis Cox Reply

    Oh that is lovely – from pain, through trust, to peace in Him. Linking in from Ann – and believe it or not – my post is on TRUST.
    You talk about overshadow… yes, seek the light of Christ.. come out of the shadows.

    • Carol Vinson Reply

      Thank you, Janis for stopping by.

      Yes, through trust to peace – I am holding on to that! Trust is my word for this year and I am being challenged everyday. Can't wait to look back on this year and see where He has brought me.


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