“When my heart was grieved and I was pierced within, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before You.” Psalm 73:21-22

Have you ever been called “toxic”? Now, that’s a word that has gained popularity in recent years. No one likes being called toxic. No one. It’s defined as poisonous, or very harmful, or unpleasant in a pervasive or insidious way. It first appeared in the 1660s as toxique in French, from Latin toxicum “poison,” and from Greek toxikon “(poison) for use on arrows.

King David wrote how he became a senseless and ignorant brute beast when experiencing the sharp pain of heartache. He understood very well toxic behavior. In our day, we throw this word around, we use it as a reason to cut eachother off, and not speak anymore. But what is God’s view? He reminds us of our true identity in Christ. He says, we are His daughters, and that’s what He wants us to focus on and identify with as He works on the healing and transformation that’s taking place inside of all of us.

Truth is, hurting people hurt people, and it is also true that apart from Christ, we all are in pretty bad shape and will do pretty terrible things that harm eachother. Without Christ, we have no strength whatsoever to do right. We all need the Holy Spirit to help us heal from the inside and we need a community that loves and accepts us where we are while we heal.

Jesus took and carried away all of our sins, and all of our griefs. He took it all upon Himself and paid the ultimate price so we could really know God and experience His power to live in such a way that brings honor to His name. If someone still wants to call you toxic and see you that way, let that be between them and God, but you know who you are, my sister. You know who you are.

Prayer: Father, I ask that you heal the pain and hurt that has caused toxic behavior in my life. Forgive me and help me forgive anyone who has hurt me. I reject the label of being toxic. I refuse it, and I receive who you say I am. I am your daughter and I choose to love, not harm. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

15 thoughts on “Toxic”

  1. Yes, I am who the Lord says, I am. I will be who He says I will be. It not what man says but what God says.

    I pray that the Lord takes away my toxic behavior and yes help and teach me to love in Jesus’ name. For His Glory. Blessings, Shalom and Agape.πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™

  2. Being toxic hurts us not the person who caused us to have that toxic behavior. Release toxic behavior and learn to love yourself, forgive but don’t forget!

  3. AMEN!! Thank you God but opening my eyes to see me as you see me and to see others as you see them not looking at what they were in the past but looking at them through The eyes of Love. Help those that are still hurting not to hurt anyone else. God bless you! ❀️β™₯οΈπŸ’

  4. THANK YOU LORD, May the my latter days not reflect anything that’s toxic in my soul ❣️

  5. Thank God for showing me what I prayed for ! I do not want my pain of grief to make me toxic any more !/I am a daughter of the king in heaven ! Praise the lord Amen

  6. I am the daughter of the most high God and I believe whom God says I am. He is the Author and Finisher of My Faith. Thank you Lord for your unconditional “LOVE”. πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸŒ·πŸ’βœ¨β€οΈπŸ˜ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ₯°

  7. Amen!!!! I am who GOD says I am!!! A jewel, a royal priesthood, a daughter of the MOST HIGH GOD πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

  8. I do my best to be a light but I thank God for this message I receive it in truth i have been toxic because of my pain and ungodly behavior I will overcome by the blood of Jesus Christ Amen I am who God says i am…

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