Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Winsome Wednesday - Compromised Walls

My last post was about thinking before speaking and guess what?  Yep!  I messed up royally!  I had a real ding dong battle of words and the volume escalated and the hurt feelings grew.  Sigh....

After a night of tossing and turning and feeling like a failure I determined the following morning to have a quiet time.  I needed to be centred by the Word of God.  I needed to read His Word and absorb it and have the gentle waves of His love wash over me.

And what usually happens when I go to the word is I find something that helps me step back into line!  Yes, the Lord admonishing me.  I read of His love for me, but at the same time, I read of how my behaviour affects others.  The scripture I read is Prov 25 v 28:  Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.

Okay okay, I get it!  That which I don't have control over, has control over me.  Yep!  My "city" has broken walls because I am unable to control my temper or my emotions.  Sigh!  I am not strong enough myself to get to grips with this weakness but God is my strength.  He will help me!  He will change me as I seek Him out and focus on His word and on relationship with Him.

Although I felt really low about all this, the Lord reminded me while I was listening to praise music, that He loves me and nothing I do will remove His love from me.  I have done what I can do now, I've apologised, and spent time in the word, and now I trust the Lord to help me restore.  He is so gracious with us when we humble ourselves before Him.

My encouragement to you is no matter how you feel you have tripped up, God will be there for you.  He is just waiting for you to reach out to Him and He reaches right back.

God bless


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  1. Thanks for your honesty here, Tracy. We all have multiple times of messing up but we don't always return to the Word and repent of it like you did. I appreciate your reminder of how to handle our "ding dong battle of words" (love that, ha). The Lord must be our strength.

  2. Dear Tracey
    I love the way how you reach out to Pappa when you felt the enemy attacking your heart! I think the best thing we can do is to ask our Lord Jesus to be the Ruler of our hearts!
    Blessings XX

  3. Yea Tracy! You can do it with God's help! It is never "fun" when God convicts our hearts, but we can count on Him to help us through. He wants us to become the best "us" that we can become and He is with us all the way!

    Blessings, Joan

  4. What was it about last week!!!! Some threw up some pretty ugly verbal stuff on me - and I was like, "Where's the healthy boundaries?" A repentant heart, though, like you found - heals those wounds, though!!!

  5. My three words today were He loves me so it was so wonderful to come here and read what was on your heart. A wonderful post Tracy! Thanks for coming by and linking up at my place! Wishing you a wonderful week.

  6. God is full of grace and will help you each day to do a bit better than the day before. Life isn't easy nor is being a mom, yet, it is the most wonderful occupation we could ever do. I wish when my children were young that someone had come along side of me and encouraged me when things were rough. Your quiet time is the most important things you could ever do in starting your day. Through it you will grow closer to the Lord and learn to walk in Him so that you can get through the difficult moments of raising your children. You can do it with God!!

    Thanks so much for hosting your Winsom Wednesday this week.

  7. Tracy, thank you for sharing from your heart. It is so encouraging to hear when another falls, God is there to pick her up~and He will pick us up too. Thank you for pointing out the steps we need to take to correct the situation when we've have broken down the walls or torn our own house apart as I have done way too often with my words.
    But, what impressed me most was that once you sat before the Lord and apologized to those who may have been hurt, YOU LEFT RESTORATION TO THE LORD!! Wow, that is trust in the Lord. Only He can restore relationships.

  8. Hi Tracy! Well, who hasn't royally screwed up from time to time? You may count on me to be your sister in that! And the sleepless night thing? Been there too.
    But God restores and knows your tender heart. May he open your heart to receive his tender grace. I always think everything is up to me, which only makes me crazier.
    Rely on him, and your peace will come.
    So good to be here today,



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