Joy Like A Fountain

Dear worry,

I know we’ve been through a lot together. We’re like old friends, grayed by the years that have passed.  And after all this, despite your clinging faithfulness, I’m leaving you.

I would say that I’m sorry, but I’m really not. You’ve stuck with me, I know, but you’ve abused me. You tricked and teased me constantly, always telling lies. But even more than that, you prevented me from light, and truth, and joy. You caged me in, denied me freedom! I can’t believe I let it go on for so long. I was naïve, I was gullible, I was played. But no more!

Please don’t even bother writing back. I know your other monikers: fear, doubt, anxiety… the list of aliases goes on. And I’m done with all of you. I am now freed in Christ, and Christ is freed in me. Light, and love, and joy will pour forth! O the joy that flows!

I am no longer captive to your schemes, for I am set free by grace and love; the free grace of Christ, the redeeming love of God. I wish you the best in your loneliness. Goodbye worry.

 

Dear Jesus,

I’m entirely yours.

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