Denying the Ashley Madison hack-job certainly won’t cover it up and it certainly won’t fix it. Somehow we hush, hush over it in order to downplay it’s reality hoping it disappears without causing an outbreak of family rivalries in a world already teetering on the abyss of self-destruction. But it won’t go away and the deep-rooted hurt won’t dissipate, ‘cuz sin doesn’t go away ~ not easily! Not ever!
It hacked it’s ugly way into our world ~ our perfect, God-breathed Garden Of Eden, in the beginning of time and sin ‘s been kicking’ around ever since. It’s managed by the enemy himself as it robs, ruins and brings about death to it victims and is relentless in it’s subtle and sometimes blatant attacks. Take a look around and see for yourself what it’s doing in the lives of those whose names were leaked out from a so called secure, dark web site. See what it does to it’s guilty and willing victims and to the innocent victims left to pick up the pieces. Just say it, ‘Sin ruins and destroys’ ~ let’s call it what it is and know that it will always be brought out in the open somewhere, sometime, and some place! A genuinely, repentant heart can find mercy through God’s endless, and rich unconditional love, and a grace seeker can find grace to help in time of need, but family members and broken hearts find it difficult to forgive and make a comeback from it’s fangs of poison devastation. Yeah, it’s for sure a long, tough journey after sin infiltrates and surfaces breaking trust and altering reputations. There is nothing on the planet that can heal and mend the hearts broken through such tragic events because consequences always follow bad choices and although a ‘sorry’ might ease the pain a bit, it will never regain the broken and lost reputation, at least not quickly.
So ~ beautiful soul, and you are beautiful, remember it! The dark side is just that ~ very dark ~ very bleak and when given the chance it will bring you down to your lowest moment. There is hope after failure and The Psalmist knew it! He knew too, how easy it was to fall into temptation and in Psalm 19: 12 offered a prayer to his God, your God, our God,
“Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant from wilful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression…May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
John 1: 5 “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.”
Life in the dark is no life at all. God’s forgiveness will light your soul and brighten your step and bring peace amidst chaotic conditions.