Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
For a long time I grieved over what has past away in my life. How I came to identify myself as a student with dreams of one day
becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. I cannot lie. The wound is still healing over at the casting aside of that dream for now.
I fell headlong into a deep depression being as I am disabled and I now have nothing to fill my days with.
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A loneliness that is not friendly to one who wants to be productive in life.
I do have a household to run along with my husband. We have three girls nine, thirteen, and fourteen. They keep us busy with laundry
(my nemesis), dishes, and other housework as he and I are able. But there is a part of me crying out at forty-two years of age that
wants a corner of the world just for herself. That place is here.
I had pushed it far away because it became to painful to write the truth. Still I think its time for new beginnings here.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19 NIV
So I’m going to write from the heart as I’ve always intended, but with a bit more vulnerability. Something my readers have
never been told is that I struggle with bipolar depression as well as the PTSD from childhood sexual abuse.
There has always been a stigma around mental illness but I’m here to say I’m not going to let that stop me from
reaching out and talking about what affects more people in your life that you may know. Thankfully we have the mind of
Christ to lean on and live our daily lives trusting in His care if we are Christians.
I hope you will stick around for new beginnings. Maybe its time for you to embrace something new. You just have to open your
hand and let go of the old to make room for you to grasp hold of that something new. SO let it go. Let it all go Beloved. Then receive.
If I had to leave you with just one word today it would be new.
I’m linking up this week with my friends. Holley Gerth and Bonnie Gray and their communities of encouragers.
So grab a warm cup of encouragement from them by clicking over and checking them out too. You won’t be disappointed that you did.
2 thoughts on “New Beginnings”
I love your thoughts about ’embracing new beginnings’ – Yes! God does make all things new. I love especially passages in Isaiah about God’s plans to ‘restore’ and ‘rebuild’ – I believe He promises that for us, too. I, too, have had to let go of my ‘productive’ life – I get it – it brings you to places you’ve never been, and, as you mentioned, closer to God. I pray He will lead you beside quiet & restoring waters today! Blessings!