Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day, Psalm 96:2. What I have I give.

Proclaiming Truth: What I Have I Give

Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2b

Depression steals hope. It blinds me to Truth. When I can’t believe Truth, I can’t feel hope.

Here on Fruit of Brokenness, I share my struggles with mental illness. I’m honest about my despair. But also about hope.

I don’t have to feel hope to be held by it. Just because God hasn’t given me the victory of healing doesn’t mean He has withheld victory.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made; I am fearfully and wonderfully broken.

This, this, is what He has given me to give to others who are struggling.

…but what I do have I give to you… Romans 3:6

My brain is broken. It lets despair swallow me whole. But because of grace, there is hope. This is what I've been given. What I have, I give.Because I Forget

While my call is to comfort others with the comfort I receive (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) in this area of brokenness, it’s not just to others I must proclaim the good tidings of God’s salvation.

I need to constantly proclaim Truth to myself.

I am His.

I have a purpose.

My brain may go sideways, but God holds me through the darkness and brings me out on the other side.

Even when I can’t see Light, it shines.

I’ll say with John Newton, ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

Listen When He Speaks

In my first two days of Listen When He Speaks, this is how God has spoken to me through His Word. The phrases on which He stopped me in Psalm 96 and Acts 3, dovetailed perfectly and spoke to me where I am in a new year and a new approach to blogging.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to end the year the same as I am now. In God’s strength I can get past the self-doubt that hobbles me since I fell so far into the darkness. Together, we’ll root out the lies that defeat me.

I’m learning that light shines brighter when we hold it up to light someone else’s path.

Hope grows stronger when extended to others.

We are encouraged when we encourage.

In brokenness and despair, I have been given grace and hope. What I have, I give.

 

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10 thoughts on “Proclaiming Truth: What I Have I Give

  1. I’m believing this… “In God’s strength I can get past the self-doubt that hobbles me since I fell so far into the darkness. Together, we’ll root out the lies that defeat me,” with you, Melinda! May Jesus answer this proclamation in ways that you could never have imagined…
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    • Thank you, thank you, thank you. I first wrote that… passively… It was like my heart was saying, Okay, I know you can do these things, God, but I’m not going to just throw myself into it; I know others need to know it’s possible, but I’m not ready for the necessary hard work and trust. I need to stop being lazy and scared. I still pulled back to “can get past” instead of “will get past” but am committed to stop using what I couldn’t do as an excuse for not doing, and just letting myself drift.
      Thank you for noticing that part and commenting.

  2. I love your heart and ministry, and this looks like a wonderful series..our greatest gift and New Year’s focus is listening to God’s voice! We are each given brokenness, and gifts to share with the world and you are doing this with such humility. Thank you!

    • Thank you, Kathy. Yes, we each are given brokenness and gifts to share. Without brokenness, we’d never know we need God, and we couldn’t be blessed to comfort others in theirs.
      Thank you for your comment.

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