A New Day

Since the heaviness I last wrote about was so short-lived, I thought I had better update my blog. I have told several friends this already. The morning following the night of sadness and grieving, I woke up with the realization that although I was sad over some of the reactions, I did not feel fear. (I mentioned that in a comment following my last post.) I began to think about what a miracle God has done for me in taking away my fear and anxiety. And my sadness turned to sheer joy. I became almost euphoric at the realization that I was no longer afraid of people and their criticism or even their rejection. I have been rejoicing ever since.

As I began to write this post, a song popped into my head. I haven't sung or thought about this song in years. It's a song we sang in my old church, but it really has more significance for me today than it ever did in the past.

Look up and rejoice
A new day has begun
Look all around you
See what the Lord has done
He has turned your darkness
into a glorious light
It's the dawning of a new day
And the future's so bright.


Anonymous said…

I am so glad you are feeling better today.I finished your book yesterday and I admire your writing skills but even more that you are taking a stand.It had to be a hard book for you to write but it will break the chains and set you free.Free to live a truly Christian life and be a witness to others.It should lift you up to know you are helping more people than you are hurting.Others who have belonged to cults or even still do.You may give them the courage to also break the chains that are binding them.What a Blessing!!

Love Ya,
Shari said…
Thank you, Deb. I do feel good about writing the book, even though there are many different emotions I am contending with right now. I know that an important part of breaking the chains is being freed from my need to have people's approval and validation . . . and even their understanding. It's a process. But I will get there! Thank you for reading my testimony!