The following postcards are from a site called postsecret.com. Let me be upfront: as with any confession, the site is somewhat difficult to read. It is real. It is sweet at points. It is offensive at points. It is not all 'G' rated.
I have just found out that I can post only one image as a link to : www.postsecret.blogspot.com. This I have now corrected with apologies.
The site exists for many reasons. One is that that you could speak out in your anxiety. If you have a secret and no one to tell, you can spend some time thinking and creating and putting shape to your secret, then posting it for someone to hear. You could be angry. You may be humbled. You are probably anxious and feeling guilty. You may be trying to confess something to someone ‘out there’.
What a powerful concept.
I assure you that I post these pictures with not a single bone of judgment in my body. Just sorrow.
I joined the military.
I hope someone breaks your heart
I built this house for my heart
I hope you will like me more
This is my favourite one -- Its more happy!
My overwhelming reaction is that the people posting these notices are trying to pray in some oblique way -- and indeed they might start actually praying if they trusted in Jesus Christ through whom we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I feel deeply for these people. I guess I am one of them.
And at the same time, I feel the liberation declared by the Apostle John: “Dear Friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God.”
If you’ve got this far, please do me a favour: make it a point to meditate [by clicking on and reading] these verses:
Cast all your anxiety on him: 1 Peter 5:7
You are my hiding place: Psalm 37:1-7
When anxiety was great within me: Psalm 94:17-19
Though the fig tree does not bud: Habakkuk 3:16-19
PS What are the other good Bible verses that help?
And by the way, be careful how you post a comment. :)