The movie, "Saving Mr. Banks" has always gripped my heart to the very core. Flashes of memories haunting Mrs. Travers. So vivid that she is not able to overcome their impact on her even decades later. Some memories she holds so very close that no one else even knows the power they have over her.
They stifle her ability to move on in life.
Scene after scene in this movie speak to me. As years go by I can see glimpses of past hurts come to light and understand how it has a hold on me. Finally I can be freed from its clutches.
This movie also deals with alcoholism. As a child she sees the ugly side as I myself did as a child.
Walt Disney flies to London to talk to Mrs. Travers and tells her "life is a harsh sentence to lay down for yourself". Yes, tis true. Does it have to be a life sentence? Does it have to defeat us or overwhelm our life so we are unable to be all we are intended to be?
Psalm 56 verses 8-11 speak to me and give me hope. "You have taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in your bottle; are they not in Your book?...In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Psalm 118:5-6 "From my distress I called upon the Lord; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place. The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?"
I can turn the page and move on because I can claim all God's promises He has given me. God's Word is my spoonful of sugar. It gives me comfort and encouragement.
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