No need to be a victim

It's surprising sometimes how tenaciously we hold on to our troubles. Yet at the very time we feel most victimized by things that seem beyond our control, the loving Christ is gently urging us to see a very different view of life. It's presenting a God-centered rather than a trouble-centered view of being; a view where the power and love of God cause trouble to disappear. Sometimes we rebuff that touch of love. But divine Love is not offended; it continues to love.

Some people suffer trial after trial, yet they never give out the sense of being victimized. Others suffer one setback—or many—and they are victims for life. The injustice, the irrationality of evil, the emotional and physical scars, are something from which they can't seem to shake themselves free. Yet Christ, Truth, is knocking on the door of our consciousness, and if we'll listen but a moment, we'll know there is a way out.

The ladder out of despair
November 17, 1997

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