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Tear Down Those Walls {Day 6 – Coffee Talk With Jesus}

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Dear One,

Do you know that I am your Protector?  Do you believe that I am for you, not against you?  I see the walls that you have put up, all around you, as a means to protect yourself from further hurt and pain.  I know you’ve experienced disappointment, pain and loss in your life, but I want to remind you that through all of it, I never left your side.  When you cried in the darkness of the night, and you felt as if no one understood, I was there.  I caught every tear and placed it in a bottle.

Do you believe that I can once again turn your mourning into dancing?  Do you believe that I desire to take your weeping and turn it into joy.  I promise you, JOY truly does come in the morning.

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.  (Psalm 30:11)

If I am to fill you with the fullness of Joy that you desire, you must first trust me enough to let your guard down.  Can we begin to work together to tear down those walls that you have put over your heart?  This protective barrier was good for a season, but I desire to bring you through the pain of your past into a future filled with hope and joy.

I promise you that I will be with you through the tearing down process.  This too may be painful, but know that these walls will serve as monuments, places of remembrance in your life where you dared to allow yourself to feel joy once again. And don’t worry, I am not breaking out the sledge hammer.  We can chisel away together, slowly, carefully.  And once the walls have come down, we can begin to rebuild and strengthen these places in your heart.

Remember, I am your strength.  I am your Strong Tower.  Run to me.  I will keep you safe. I promise.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.  (Proverbs 18:10)

*This is Day 6 of a 31 Day series on Coffee Talk With Jesus.  You can find all of the posts in this series here.  I pray you are blessed as you read.

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13 Comments

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    Cyndi Long Spivey
    October 6, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Barbie I love these devotionals you’re writing! I have my coffee in hand while ‘m reading them. 🙂 You need to put these together in an ebook, just a thought.
    Have a great Saturday friend,
    Cyndi

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      maria chamorro
      October 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Cindy, I so agree! These are so beautiful!

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        Barbie
        October 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        Thanks Maria!

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you Cyndi. I am humbled. So many have had those same thoughts. Perhaps there will be an ebook in the near future.

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    Lea Helmerich
    October 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

    this is a lovely, encouraging devotional. thank you!

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      You’re welcome Lea! So thankful you stopped by.

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    Ami Allison
    October 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

    OH!! So beautiful. I needed to hear this today.

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    veronica
    October 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    …turn our mourning into dancing. I LOVE this! One of my favorite songs is “we will dance” and it talks about dancing on streets of gold with the Son of man.

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    maria chamorro
    October 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Barbie another beautiful post. I love this one so much because I still have some lingering pain of all that occurred this summer. A perfect reminder this post that God does hear our cries and knows when we put up walls.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Oh Maria, I am praying for you. He does know when those walls are up. And He stands close by as we work through the tearing down. He is faithful to bring you through.

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    Barbie
    October 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Oh I love that song too! We use to sing it in church the time!

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    Barbie
    October 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you Ami!

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    debbie
    October 11, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I was thinking the same thing,, all these devotionals would make a great ebook. Thanks for writing them. You have a way with words that really touches me.

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