Monday, April 26, 2021

Proverbs 18:24 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Proverbs 18:24

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 


Let me start by saying I have the most amazing friends and family anyone could ask for, but sometimes, there are things that you and God have to do – just the two of you!!


With that being said, let me tell you about my best friend! Yesterday was like a jaw breaker, tough all the way around but sweet in the middle. We got to pick my dad up after his knee surgery and take him back to my old apartment, an apartment where a lot of my shame, guilt, and fear lived. At first, it didn’t bother me, but as I went throughout the apartment getting things situated for Pops, I started to have memories of past experiences, and they broke my heart. Normally, this would have crushed me, but not this time! I wasn’t alone this time. Each time the enemy would try to remind me of something I had done, Jesus was right there saying, “That’s not you anymore. You’re a new creation in Me!!”


I didn’t understand at the time, but once I got home and was praying about it, I realized what was happening. God allowed me to go back there and face those things, but He didn’t let me go alone! He used that situation to bring His mercy and healing!! Those things don’t have the power they once did. The more I put these things in His light, the less they can control me in their darkness!!


At first, I was crying in sadness and shame, but that only lasted a second, and I was crying because of yet another weight lifted off my shoulders by my loving God!!! He is waiting there with His lifting gloves on to do the same for you!! Jesus Christ is my best friend, and He would love to be yours too!!!


I love you all, God bless! Thank You, Jesus, and glory to God always!!!!!!!




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