Five Minute Friday-Escaping the Dungeon

Prompt Word-Accept

How are you friends? I feel an overwhelming need to ask. I have so much emotional turmoil and chaos I have witnessed over the last month that my heart cries out to God for his beloved. If I am seeing it firsthand in my daily life, I can only assume it is also swirling out there in the social zone.

Accept is often a difficult word to swallow. I have had to accept many painful truths in my life. Today, I am battling to accept another.

I have prayed and thought about how to word all that is on my mind in a matter of five minutes, but I fear I have not the eloquence or ability at this time. Secrets have escaped the dungeons. Once a prisoner far below the surface for her entire life, the chains were broken and the bars removed, and the dark whispers of the past are out. The secrets have found their way into the present.

I have to accept the facts. I don’t want to. However, I am facing the challenge with Jesus by my side. My great comforter is taking charge in my weakness, as He is always trusted to do. Riddled with both apprehension and fiery determination, I continue to fight. I’ve battled such things before, so I have no fear.


I know I am not alone. I know that God goes before me. I am acutely aware of each step He takes. In my eyes, I see a giant among men. A true victor, God is good. His total protection covers me. I feel the layers upon my being. It is in His presence I find comfort, hope, perseverance, and peace.

Most importantly, it is in his love, I find myself. I accept His love, guidance, protection, comfort, and peace.

Our family could use your prayers.

#endabuse #mentalhealthawareness #depression #everychilddeservestobesafe //

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9 Replies to “Five Minute Friday-Escaping the Dungeon”

  1. Hi Lisa,
    I feel the same with the overwhelm. Within my soul, around me, on the news. It makes me weary. Really weary. I will pray for you and your family today. May God bless you and comfort you right now. He is good and faithful. (I have to keep reminding myself too with all the overwhelm.) thank you for sharing your heart. (Don’t worry about going over 5 mins. I break the limit too. You can’t help it when your heart wants to express itself fully. Or at least more than what’s asked. ☺️

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  2. Praying for you and your family, Lisa! From my experience it is better in the long run for those hidden secrets to come out and they begin to lose power when they are brought into the light. In the short term though it is just painful. Praying that you continue to know God’s presence and that he gives you the courage and strength you need.

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  3. “I have had to accept many painful truths in my life. Today, I am battling to accept another.” Sometimes it is so much easier to accept the bad things in other people than those in ourselves…even those things that aren’t our fault. I have a hard time accepting the trauma and naming it, preferring instead to pretend that everything is somehow “okay.” Praying for you.

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