Egypt… Joseph (with his coat of many colors) ended up in Egypt as a slave,which was better than death his brothers were planning… And he had success… But eventually, as the Israelites grew in numbers, they remembered they had God and called on Him to rescue them… And along came Moses… God performed miracles/plagues to set them free… It wasn’t an instant fix…

What Egypt are we in? What are we slaves to?

With mental health our depression and anxiety can be our Egypt… we are stuck in a rut routine of life or on a negative spiral…

I struggle, sometimes really struggle to even see that I am in my Egypt and not the land flowing with milk and honey

Life’s events can drag me down… Especially with anxiety disorder involved… It was pointed out to me recently that I often look towards tomorrow in the light of past failures or hurts…

With borderline personality disorder it’s really easy to do the “I hate you, don’t leave me” way of life…

Defeat before starting…

I came across this verse in my devotions today…

Psalm 105:43 (NLT): So He brought His people out of Egypt with joy, His chosen ones WITH REJOICING.

It doesn’t mean I snap my fingers and POOF all is perfect… It’s a work in process…

It’s keeping close to God… Asking Him to guide me and help me make wise choices with 3 things:

  1. Actions
  2. Words
  3. Reactions

And the Beatitudes fit nicely in here… showing how I am to display the attributes of God (Matt 5:3-10)… and how I can find peace within (Phil 4:4-7 and John 14:27)

Rejoicing and peace seems to be a much better way to me…

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