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I can’t share many details of the actual incident, but as I’ve explained, the aftermath caused me to feel as if I had slammed into a wall, emotionally.
As I spent time in counseling – and lots of time praying, reading my Bible, and memorizing and meditating on scripture, I became confident that, one day, things would be okay. But I knew I had formidable obstacles facing me.
Thankfully, Psalm 18:29 says, “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall” (NIV 1984).
The first wall I had to scale was my own recklessness because I knew some of the choices I had made in previous years contributed to the situation that brought me so much pain. Therefore, I asked God to forgive my lack of prudence.
That lack of prudence included the inflated value I placed on what others thought of me. Therefore, knowing I was still vulnerable to making foolish choices, I placed myself under the accountability of people I could trust.
For instance, as painful as it was, I knew I had to separate myself and break off all communication with the people I had been living with. In the months following, whenever I was tempted to contact them, my accountability people helped me stick to my resolve.
However, I think the toughest wall to scale was that of unforgiveness. I prayed to forgive the couple who had betrayed my trust. I’m convinced that it’s no coincidence that the more I progressed in extending mercy to this couple, the more stable I became.
With God’s help, we can advance against any troop and scale any wall that is not part of God’s plan for us. And while we’re at it, let’s trust Him to help us knock down a few of those walls!
Try memorizing Psalm 28:29 every day this week and watch your confidence in God's faithfulness soar!
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