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Friday, January 10, 2014

Jesus is Better

Dear Precious Daughter in Jesus,

Please be on guard. Bitterness is captivating your heart. I know that the enemy is sneaking around you whispering lies into your heart. I know those lies, they sound good to you right now. But Truth remains and they are still lies. And sweet one, you are listening. Have you forgotten that the enemy is a liar? The enemy wants you to believe these things are true. He needs you to believe they are true. He wants you to harbor them and let them grow. Bitterness is worse than a vine that twists and turns itself around and around until is chokes out life. Bitterness is stronger and darker. Beware precious one.

Bitterness will invade your soft heart toward Jesus and harden it. And the enemy will delight in the fact that you don't desire the things of Jesus or even Jesus Himself. And he will continue to twist his tangled web of lies until you forget what is True. And again the enemy will softly speak his lies to keep you from letting go. Why? He will tell you that to let go and forgive means your are letting them off the hook. Who will punish them if you forgive? People have already forgotten what they did to you. The enemy will scream for justice in your ear. He will convince you to keep holding tight so they will be punished.  But, what you do not realize sweet daughter is the only one being punished is you.

Bitterness will make your heart dark and black. Why? Because Jesus has called you to walk in the light. And the enemy, he hates the light sweet one. The light, it exposes him for what he really is. So the enemy will swirl the lies over and over, clouding your mind until you believe that the lies are true. I see it when I look into your once bright eyes. I see that the bitterness has it's hold on you. But the lies, are still lies.

Sweet one, you have forgotten, the enemy does not rule in your heart, but Jesus does. And Jesus is always better. Jesus is bigger and sweeter and more precious than bitterness. Jesus is bigger than any wrong you feel. Jesus is able to heal your hurts. But sweet daughter in Jesus, you must let it go. Bitterness only has a grasp on your heart because you allow it to. The deep root of bitterness is only as deep as you tightly hold onto it. So you must open your hands and let the bitterness, the anger, the hurt slip through. And you must know sweet one, that letting it go, does not invalidate your hurt. It does not mean that it never happened. Jesus sees all of itt. He knows the hurt than wrecks your heart. But the enemy, he will tell you differently. That is his job as the father of lies. It is who he is, he can be nothing but what he is.

And here I sit, on the sideline seeing your hurt, watching your tears. And I understand that hurt that rules your heart. I understand the bitterness that chokes you, because I have walked it. But sweet daughter, your pain, your hurt that chokes so tightly around you, it is your god right now. Your hurt and pain are sitting on the throne that rightly belongs to Jesus. And it's idolatry. And yet I know you don't see it that way. I see the darkness in your eyes and I just want to shake you and yell at you and make you realize that Jesus is better. I want to speak a million things to you and force you to walk toward forgiveness.

Yet the Lord reminds me where the real battle is, and I sit here on the sidelines, knees bend, heart surrendered, begging and fighting on your behalf. I know you don't see it, but I am fighting for you. You are not alone. Jesus is better sweet daughter. Seek Him. Forget what lies behind and strive forward to what is ahead. Jesus is better. Oh precious one, I pray that you remember that Jesus is better, He is bigger, He is capable of more than you can imagine.

I pray that you will see that bitterness is in your hand, and you can choose to let go of it. I pray you open that hand that is held so tightly because that hand that is your own, is choking out Truth. Oh sweet one, beware, be on guard, have a sober mind. And know, all along, even in the hardness of your heart, that Jesus is better. He is sweeter. He is more precious than anything that you think is owed to you. Bitterness is nothing to Him. He is stronger, He is more than capable of helping you. Why? Because Jesus is better.
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