"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Monday, March 22, 2010


"I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit . . . and set my feet upon a rock." Romans 5:8

As I continue my journey, each new battle and memory I face and go through, every time the Lord pulls me up a little bit more out of the pit. Your pit could be the pit of depression, the pit of the effects from sexual, physical, verbal abuse, pit of lust, pit of despair, on and on.

No one wants to be in the pit of pain. The pit is Satan's sandbox. He does not play nice. He throws sand. He makes fun of me. He lies. He schemes. He takes advantage of my painful memories in the pit.

Through my pit journey into freedom, I cry out to God. My pit of pain can be extremely excruciating emotionally, and I do not need a bully throwing sand in my face.

I cry out to the neighborhood "Good Guy," God to protect and help me out of my pit! There is nothing wrong with doing that. In fact, He wants me to. He knows without His help, I will be defeated in the pit! Each time, I cry out to my God, I become stronger and He pulls me out a little bit more. Each time I learn new grounding tools to defeat the enemy and the enemy in my head.


  1. This is so true. I absolutely love this scripture. God is a refuge for us and He hears and responds to the cries of His children. Nobody knows us like He does. Keep crying out to Him and He will continually deliver you and me. The bible says that in this life we will have tribulations, but God has overcome them all! Stay blessed, and stay real!

  2. In one of Satan's pits is a dangerous situation. It's too easy to make deals with the Devil. The devil is like the worst car salesperson in the world.


  3. no-one is meant to be in pain. pain is just a means to an end. to peace and happiness...

  4. stuck-in-the-middleMarch 22, 2010

    Hang in there JBR! You've become stronger with each trial.

  5. God lifts any who are willing. You're willing.

  6. This scripture brings comfort to me...

  7. Sweetie love how you tell it like it is. Love the sand box and satan throwing sand in our faces. So true. Hang tight.

  8. Sweet JBR~

    Satan may be throwing sand, but now you are throwing it right back!!!

    It is so wonderful to see you growing stronger with each new memory you face! God is working in your life in such an awesome way, my friend!


  9. Hi there-

    if I may. I see pain a bit differently - And Satan has nothing to do with it. I spent years denying my truth and thus my pain - I went togreat lengths to separate myself from myself -almost dieing in the attempt. It was when I faced myself, my truth, embraced the pain I never felt and trusted God tohelp me experience it, feel it, and get beyond it that I was finally in the light, finally free. For me, the pain pit was where my journey began. Just my thoughts.

    Love to you

  10. Day by day you are getting closer to your freedom in Christ. There is so much more for you, I can almost touch it...

  11. Thanks for stopping by and you kind words. I feel humbled if I can help you too. Maybe you like to have a look at this post:
    Safe hug across the pond

  12. Pain and suffering makes us stronger in the heart and soul.. like the muscles of the body that grow stronger with use and weak with disuse.

    We feel more and are able to love more.


  13. Thanks for the reminder that we need to seek guidance, but also do our part. Great when we can diagnose what we need to do and then set out to do it. We've come a long way!

  14. Great post, great scripture...I worked with a spiritual director for a couple of years when I first moved to WV and it was an amazing process for me to see the pits that I feel in and how God always helped me out again...and I thank you as always deeply for the love and the honesty you bring to the blogs.


  15. Amen my friend. We should all take joy in knowing and believing that the battle has already been won. We must stay and finish strong in Christ in this race of life. A powerful writing which I pray has touched many. God bless you my friend.

  16. May you be free of the pain you are going through.
    I really liked the comment Gail left!
    She is a very wise lady!

    Peace to you today!

    Margie :)

  17. Keeping looking (and reaching) UP!

    continued prayers being lifted in your name.....

  18. I'm looking at that picture that you put and as if I could hear the Lord tell that woman, "Why won't you give me your hand? I want to help you get out from there."

    He is able...

  19. You said it right here JBR, re-read your own coments, it will bless you. Those words are yours and they are right on! Preach it sister!



  20. I love you and your heart.

  21. One of the most memorable messages I heard preached was one on a man in a pit...several people passed by and offered different words of advice...until the last passer by climbed into the pit and helped the man out...that's what our Saviour does....