My word for today- “Indestructible.” Arrows have flown at me from all directions. Daily life has thrown curve balls at me. My emotions have ruled me. My depression has debilitated me. But my soul is indestructible. I radically accept that things might frighten me, sadden me, seek to destroy me but I am un-destroyable.

Jesus said, “That’s what my Father wants: that anyone who sees the Son and trusts who He is and what He does and then aligns with Him will enter real life, eternal life. My part is to put them on their feet alive and whole at the completion of time.” John 6:40

I radically accept Jesus’ part in my life.

The world is full of potholes- life is not meant to proceed smoothly along. It may seem that what you are facing is going to finally be the end of you, but that’s impossible if you are fixed on Jesus and believe His promises. It’s not going to happen, you’re not going to fall into the cavern of depression because even for one second if you call the name of Jesus then for that second you are free. One second turns into two seconds, then three, then four. So, for four seconds you are not in that cavern.

It’s like exercising. Maybe on the first day you can only do five jumping jacks, but the next day you do ten. Eventually you are doing fifty jumping jacks. You have trained your muscles to endure. Training your trust muscles is the same. You call on Jesus once and receive his respite- if just for one moment.

This unwanted emotion won’t last, they never do. Something will make you laugh, something will make you optimistic and pretty soon the veil of depression is lifted- if only for a moment. But Jesus says His job is to get us to the finish line- alive and well. The key is to keep your heart open to those moments.

I call it “Getting my Faith on.” Just as I take a shower, brush my teeth, do my hair, I get my faith on. I radically accept the promises of Jesus. I accept His hand when He offers- and He always offers His hand. Willingness to accept is the first step.

In DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) Willingness is “the readiness to respond to life’s situations wisely (God is Wise Mind), as needed, voluntarily and without a grudge.” Willingness is acting with awareness that you are connected to God. Willfulness, on the other hand, is insisting on being in control, it’s allowing yourself to fall into that cavern of depression and refusing to see that God has your hand.

DBT tells us to “Turn our Mind” toward acceptance and willingness. I rely on God’s Word to help me to do that. With my book of promises I can look up my situation and find a verse that speaks to me. I can do my daily devotions and turn my mind toward what God wants me to know about Him today. I can get my faith on and turn to it in any situation.
My soul is indestructible. There is nothing that can come between me and Jesus. Nothing. He never ceases to be loving and kind, to come and rescue me.

“And finally, He said to me, ‘My grace is enough to cover and sustain you. My power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

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