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If so, you may wonder why this is another devotion on journaling.
Well, studies show that even "non-writer-types" benefit from journaling their thoughts when they realize no one is grading or editing them.
Though I like writing, I toss out my finished journals. They’re raw, in the moment, not for public consumption. (That’s why I use composition books.) But they are definitely ‘God therapy’ for me.
God welcomes us at our “raw” times:
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD…Isaiah 1:18, NASB
Various studies also prove the benefits of journaling. It:
- Strengthens immune cells
- Decreases symptoms of asthma and arthritis
- Lowers stress
- Gives us insight from both our analytical left brain and creative/ intuitive right brain
- Allows us to think deliberately instead of randomly
- Records our life’s patterns, processes and solutions
- Is a reference for future problems
Resource: The Health Benefits of Journaling
the 8th reason is the one mentioned first....to share our thoughts and feelings with God.
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