I spent too much of a high school summer working in the oil field.  We donned gas masks, waded into ankle deep, contaminated mire.  My mom burned my work clothes.  The stink stunk!  Yours can do the same.  Linger too long in the stench of your hurt, and you’ll smell like the toxin you despise.

The better option?  Join with David as he announces: “The Lord lives.  Blessed be my Rock.  It is God who avenges me.  He delivers me from my enemies.  Therefore I will give thanks to You, O God” (Psalm 18:46-49).  Wander through the gallery of God’s goodness.  Catalog His kindnesses.  Look at what you have.  Let Jesus be the friend you need.  Talk to Him.  Spare no details.  Disclose your fear.  Describe your dread.  You just found a friend for life in Jesus Christ.  What could be better than that?