“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
I normally don’t weigh in on things like this, but it’s actually something that’s very close to my heart. The US supreme court have legalised homosexual marriage in all 50 states this week. As someone who is straight, but struggles with the reality of homosexual attractions and feelings, I just don’t feel like I can be quiet anymore.
Just because the “laws of the land” decide to make something legal or “okay” doesn’t justify it, or make it right - it just makes it popular. I believe the Word of God and I know that homosexuality is not natural and it’s not something that we need to glorify.
My struggle is not something that I’m ashamed of, however I am not gay, nor am I calling myself that. It’s a struggle that I have. And we all battle something, addictions to porn, eating disorders, drugs, gossiping uncontrollably, jealousy, lying, greed etc.
I’m speaking out because I know the reality of the struggle. I know so many young people, often creatives, like myself who struggle with this. Enough is enough, it’s time to take off the shame and help our brothers and sisters.
To struggle is human nature. What we DO with that struggle is our character. It’s up to us. Believe me, I have trusted people around me who I am journeying this with and I fully believe in restoration and healing from this, but until that happens - even if it doesn’t, I choose to praise God. I choose to walk in faith and do my absolute best to live in righteousness, integrity and purity.
True freedom isn’t making something legal. True freedom is knowing the One who made the rules and trusting His leading and walking your journey with Him, laying down the struggle at the foot of the cross every day and choosing not to succumb to it. It’s hard, believe me - this post is made through tears - but I hope you see my heart and I pray that you’re encouraged to pursue true freedom in Christ - whatever your struggle may be.
Love Never Fails - original print from The Worship Project.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Well, it’s Valentine’s Day here in New Zealand.
I’d been thinking what to write for this day all week, and with all the Fifty Shades nonsense around at the moment, I think it’s time for a reminder.
LOVE is PURE. It PROTECTS, TRUSTS, DOESN’T DISHONOUR OTHERS and NEVER HARMS. His love never fails. Rest in Jesus and be thankful - especially if you’ve been hurt by someone’s misinterpretation of love.