I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Bring It Into Play
Jesus. Do you know Him? Some say you have chosen Him as your Savior, yet you hang out in the darkness...with alcohol, drugs, cutting, suicidal thoughts, hating who you are. Why?
Don't you understand that the darkness aims to kill, steal, and destroy your hope, your happiness, and ultimately your life?
When you hurt fight to get back into the Light. Jesus said, "Here on Earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Grab a sheet of paper. Draw a line half way down the page. Leave the top white, but shade the bottom gray with your pencil.
On the top, list things you do to stay in the Light. Examples: Swim, Play Sports, hang out with friends, etc...
On the bottom, list things that you do to hang out in the dark. Examples: Look at dark things on the internet, negative thoughts, substance abuse, cutting, suicidal thoughts
Ask God to help you start letting go of the things in the dark. Add things like reading scripture, praying, or listening to Christian Music.
Elevation Worship: Do It Again
Hey God. I love that you see things that I am doing in a different way than I do. Help me to recognize times when I am hanging out in the dark. Let me understand how much better I feel when I stay in the light. Right now I don't see how those dark behaviors are hurting me. I need you to open my eyes to it. Thank you for always leading me to the light. I know that is where I should. I need to desire to remain in the light. You are an amazing God! I love you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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