What do we do with “bad” thoughts?

I can appreciateIMG_6529 your struggle and I believe the Lord uses many avenues to deliver great hope.

You are not alone, my friend.  At different times in life, all of humanity has “bad thoughts” and wonders about the Goodness of God in all of it.  I want you to know that those thoughts don’t define you. I had a friend who was being devoured by such thoughts and he began to speak to them, saying “These are not my thoughts.”  (because they aren’t) That, in itself, took away the condemnation of having them.  They also stopped.  When the condemnation is broken the power is destroyed.  Even in the midst of having them you can embrace them and boldly say “Father, thank you for loving me perfectly in this moment.  Even when I can’t see my worth and my feelings betray me, You are unchangeable and I am created in Your image.  I am filled with your Glory and You’ve placed me in this time and space as a love letter for all humanity, for all eternity.  Lord, the only reason I am breathing is because You’ve placed Your breath in me. Thank you for renewing my mind to unfiltered truth.  You are not sleeping or unaware of who and where I am.  Cause me to see, all the more, my perfection in You.” Amen

You weren’t born defective.  When the Lord created you He lost His breath with wonder.  Wonder at the Glory of creation in you.  You’ve never lost that identity.  All of humanity has been in a major identity crisis, but we’re coming out…one by one.  We were never worthless.  We’ve always belonged.  It’s so much easier to have great hope for others, than for ourselves.  So, until the dawn shines in your own heart, believe my witness of your holiness.  It isn’t based on what your feeling or thinking.  You’re perfectly loved…just as you are.

The lie tells us that exposing ourselves is fatal. The truth is that reaching out in our brokenness brings healing and hope.  The Lord’s hope doesn’t disappoint.  It’s going to be good.  I can’t overestimate His Goodness.  You’ll look back on this time and be thankful for the journey in Him.

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I'm a flight attendant, living in the Atlanta area and enjoying discovering our union with God and seeing the miraculous in the seemingly mundane. Every person has eternal value. There are no disposable created beings. We are loved. Forever. He is GOOD!
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2 Responses to What do we do with “bad” thoughts?

  1. 723022 says:

    who could have said it better? thank you stacey

    I had a friend who was being devoured by such thoughts and he began to speak to them, saying “These are not my thoughts.” (because they aren’t) That, in itself, took away the condemnation of having them. They also stopped. When the condemnation is broken the power is destroyed.

  2. Stacey says:

    Ethan, thank you so much for your interest and wonderful responses to my writing. You have an uncommon depth and brilliance and I enjoyed getting to know some of your many talents and thoughts.

    Enjoy being you. You’re amazing. :)

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