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When A Dream Ends

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End of a Dream

LOW VALLEYS, dark places, never-ending nights are all realities in a fallen world. Some of us scrape by with minimal scaring, others of us feel we’ve been stabbed 1,000 times. These seasons always pass in due time, but while we’re walking (or crawling) through them, they sometimes drag on and push us to our emotional limits—or, at least, what we perceive are our limits, to the edge of hopelessness, and even into the dark shadows of paralyzing fear.

Do we blame other people? Do we accuse God?

I have the right to choose my responses. Knowing I’m never alone gives me courage to choose what’s right.

♥ ♥ ♥

RAW REFLECTION ON PSALM 27

Close to death
The end of a dream
Sorrow rises, seeking to overtake the weary soul

My heart shall not fear
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident
The Lord is the strength of my life

What was once better together
Has been torn, ripped, shredded
Promises … broken
Vows … shattered
One is “handed over” to destroy the flesh
…and save the soul
The other is left standing. Forsaken
…yet never alone

For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacles
He shall hide me
He shall set me high upon a rock.

mourning bride 1Do not destroy with bitter names!
Do not gossip or wish destruction!
Do not slash with your words!
…Simply turn way (2 Timothy 3:5 )

Wait in faith on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

My friends, Guard your hearts above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23

THIS SEASON WILL PASS

 

 

HEALING MUSIC: I Am Not Alone, by Kari Jobe

 

The Hope of this Embattled Spirit

 

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7 Responses to “When A Dream Ends”

  1. Raechel says:

    God’s brought me through several rather unpleasant valleys, and I know I have many ahead, but I love Psalm 27 and all His promises. He is a refuge and an ever present help in times of trouble!!

  2. J.A. Marx says:

    Amen Raechel.

  3. joyce knab says:

    Being technically challenged I am not sure if my previous comments were deleted or posted.
    To repeat or not to repeat…

    You are right He will never leave you.
    My heart is deeply touched by your courage in pain. Just recently I came upon this saying by Billy Graham:
    COURAGE IS CONTAGEOUS.
    WHEN A BRAVE WOMAN (MAN)
    TAKES A STAND
    THE SPINES OF OTHERS ARE STIFFENED.
    Julie, I pray for the spines of others to be stiffened by your contageous courage. I know where it comes from and I do not attribute it to you but to you by your obedience of honoring the one who gives life and strength and courage.
    My friend, obedience counts. Fear not!

  4. Dear Julie, I have walked in your shoes and empathize on the deepest level of pain. But God is faithful, as you know, and He will deliver you from this hard place, one day at a time. Know that I am praying for you. I recently wrote a post on my blog called Dream Again at http://www.karenjurgens.com that may encourage you. Sending you ❤️ and 💐.

  5. Cathy Rueter says:

    …yet NEVER alone is correct!

    Forward motion for you my dear!
    Only a keyboard (or number pad) away.

  6. J.A. Marx says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Cathy.

  7. J.A. Marx says:

    Thank you for the encouragement, Joyce.

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