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Puppy Dog Eyes

  • For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Proverbs 24:16 WEB.

    She was a black and tan dachshund chihuahua mix named "Lady." After finding her homeless and living on the street, I adopted the little dog. Apparently, she had been abused in the past. Whenever she did something she thought was wrong, she would tuck her tail between her legs, walk away slowly, and hide behind the couch. If she even heard a loud voice on the television, she assumed it was her fault and that I was mad at her. No amount of coaxing would stop her or bring her back out. Because of her past, she wrongfully assumed that all communication aimed at her was negative.

    Eventually, she would peek around the corner with those sad little puppy dog eyes, so hurt that she had disappointed me. I would catch her looking out, give her a warm smile, and she would bolt into my lap and lick me like I was some tall, delicious lollipop. She was so thrilled that she was accepted. Then she would claw her way under my shirt, curl up and go to sleep, happy and content.

    So many times, when we stumble in our Christian walk, we want to withdraw from everyone and everything. We believe that God is mad at us, so we hide, scared to face what may be coming, fearing punishment. Our past treatment causes us only to see more of the same abuse, and we can have a hard time trusting God. We begin to feel like, "They all hate me."

    Yet, God isn't mean, and Jesus Christ has already paid for every sin you have committed in the past and future. He even paid for your great-grandparents' sins and those of your great-grandchildren on that rugged cross. We only have to ask, and we are forgiven and accepted.

    A failure is an event, not a person. It's a blip on a timeline and not your life. There is nothing to hide from. When you come out from behind the couch, you will find that you are accepted. You can happily be snuggling in your Father's arms again.

    We hide just as Adam hid from God in the garden, and it is up to us to come back out. Like with Adam, God will call to us, but He won't force us to come out of our hiding place. When you fall, get up, keep going, keep moving forward. Jesus isn't mad at you, and He will welcome you right back into His loving arms with no condemnation. You don't have to hide anymore.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your loving kindness today. Please forgive me for my past. This is a new day, and I am turning over a new leaf. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I will live it for You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: The FAAD group members (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) today is"Feel Good Friday!". This event is about lifting up each other up! We all have times when we are weak, but together, we can get through it! We invite you to share anything that may have prompted a good feeling in your heart today. Even if you're having a bad day, perhaps look to encouraging scriptures, prayers or thoughts, and testimonies of God's work. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to help, all are welcome to join!: FAAD Group:


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your loving kindness today. Please forgive me for my past. This is a new day, and I am turning over a new leaf. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I will live it for You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Feb 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Feb 9
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Thank you so much Father, forving my past, present and future sins! Amen!

Feb 9
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Feb 9
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Feb 9
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Feb 9
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Feb 9
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Feb 9
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you for your unconditional love for me. 

Feb 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for always forgiving me! Amen.

Feb 9
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank You Lord Jesus for always forgiving me. I give You honor,  praise and glory for all you do for me.  Direct my path according to your plan for me,  Amen 

Feb 9
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you Abba Father for forgiving me far far more times than I deserve my faith and trust are in and you alone! I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY!!

Feb 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!!

Feb 9
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A joyous reminder, Pastor Dion! This is a new day! Thank you, Lord!

Feb 9
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank You For Forgiving Me For All My past And Future Mistakes Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Feb 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen hallelujah praise the lord! 

Feb 9
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your loving kindness today. Please forgive me for my past. This is a new day, and I am turning over a new leaf. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I will live it for You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Feb 9
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen, thank you Lord Jesus!

Feb 9
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. I pray Your will be done in my life.

Feb 10
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Feb 10