Your unresolved issues cause pain

Human desires divide us. Spirit-led desires unite us. When people connect heart-to-heart it’s an indication that God is working.

Deception dances through the door of the unresolved issues hiding in our heart. Bringing them into the open helps us see reality. When your unresolved issues become “cold cases” in your heart, it’s easy to falsely assume that they have no more impact on your life.

Unresolved issues unravel many attempts to hold life together. When Jesus says “Repent,” He’s asking us to resolve the issues we have with our conscience, with other people, and with God.

Resenting your unresolved issues is self-torment. Do your best to resolve them, then release them like a paper airplane. Unresolved issues, even when hidden or denied, maintain a subconscious impact on the present. Honestly facing them is healing.

When a person people care about dies, they often wish they could have one more conversation with them to resolve their unresolved issues. Have that conversation today.

Human desires
Often lie.
Avoid aligning
Your life
With a lying
Point of view.

Desires that are
Contrary to God’s will
Often are a temporary thrill
But in the long run
They will kill
Peace and joy
And replace them
With unresolved guilt
That no pill
Can heal.

Burying unresolved issues
In your heart
Is classic denial
But after a while
You’ll have a big pile
And won’t be able
To joyfully smile.

When Christians assemble
To be led by God’s Spirit
They will resemble
A family reunion,
With no disunion
And will inwardly tremble
In awe of Jesus’ presence.

Many people have found healing and recovery from their unresolved emotional pain by surrendering their life to the risen Jesus. That can also happen for you!

Slavery and Jim Crow racism are the most unresolved issues in American history. Search: Off the RACE Track book.

Self-focused Christianity is like wearing your clothes wrong side out. When church replaced discipleship-focus with desire-focus it started to resemble an audience for musical theater rather than a spiritual army.

I love reading books that God uses to make adjustments in my heart. He has often led me to books like that.

People appreciate kindness. Give someone a reason to appreciate you today.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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