The Big Cover-Up - Wednesday's Dose - April 24th 2013

Wednesday's Dose -  April 24th 2013

The Big Cover-Up

Today's Scripture

"The coming destruction can never touch us, for we have built a strong refuge made of lies and deception." - Isaiah 28:15 NLT.

Thoughts for Today

Defenses are behaviors we use to cover up feelings, hiding them from ourselves and from others. Common defenses include blaming, rationalizing, or even just hiding behind a smile.

Denial is one of the most common defenses. In the case of loved ones strugglingwith a life-controlling problem, we demonstrate denial when we feel the need to protect and cover up their behavior. The result can be that we join them in their denial. Or we may be the one struggling with our own problems, but denying them—even to ourselves.

We deny the truth to keep our loved ones or ourselves safe. But in reality, denial only leads to more problems. In the end, denial results in distorted thinking, which can lead to delusion and hopelessness.

Consider this …

We need to return to the place of honestly acknowledging our true feelings and dealing with them. Some of the most common negative feelings include anger, sadness, fear, guilt and shame.

Are you struggling with any of these feelings or similar ones? Are you smiling your way through each day while the struggle inside you rages? Your first step out of the struggle is to admit the feelings to God, to yourself and to others. Only then can you begin the road out of the cover-up and into recovery.

Prayer : " Our Loving Heavenly Father, I have tried to convince myself that if I don't admit these problems, I'll be safe from them. I realize now I've been deceiving myself. I am struggling and I need your help. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team