We've all been there where someone hurt our feelings, called us names, lied, cheated, and the list can go on way too long. Children usually can brush it off very quickly & bounce back easily. It's us adults who can't when events are seared into your memory without calling ahead & asking for reservations. Things can happen quickly, before you have time to even process it all. When someone is pierced with a knife, it requires a time of healing. Healing must occur. Injuries can leave you scarred & handicapped. The cold hard facts are that things may never be the same again...
God says to love, love beyond boundaries, love without measure. Yet, I am human. What hinders me & most everyone else is our innate ability to recall the facts, our instant replay button. Some things will never make sense. Some things will never change or be repaid. Some things just can't. Yet the text from the Bible that rings in my ears clearly states what is impossible with man is possible with God. It's God who brings the healing to the table, not the evil doer. I picture Him at an old table talking with me, extending a beautifully wrapped box as a gift. He doesn't dangle it out of my reach. He doesn't mention that it's value is far above what anyone could pay. He offers, I humbly accept. It's something I can't explain. His love for us all is amazing, beyond my feeble comprehension.
What about restoration, restitution? God's word is true. I believe in those too. They may or may not always come to pass in every situation just the way we would order it up. Heaven only knows. We are only held accountable for ourselves. We do not hold the power to lead another. God does. He can. He CAN move mountains, but He may instead hand us a shovel. In the end of Job, Job was given more than he had to begin with. God didn't resurrect the family that he lost. He never says he replaced them either. They were gone. The door closed. Life moved on. He just blessed again in His timing, in His will, & in His way. Job learned to live & love again. That was His healing flow for Job in this life.
We cannot predict the future but we can go on. We can rise above the unimaginable. His strength can carry us through uncharted waters. He can hold our hands tight & lead us onward as we journey. His healing flow is real. His healing flow is powerful. He will never leave us nor forsake us. His promise in His word says He'll go with us ALL the way, even unto the end.
Jesus himself faced a hard life & cruel death. So far, I am abundantly blessed from anything that even closely resembles that. I have a husband I love dearly. We share a strong bond. We have 5 wonderful children. God has blessed our dreams. Nathan's businesses prosper & flourish. I LOVE being a housewife, mama, & teacher. Pastoring is our love & life. What more could we ask for? We could spend our days soaking up the joys & never thank Him enough!
One thing I have learned in the journey is that His healing flow is enough. His faithfulness is enough. His grace is sufficient. His ways are not my ways. In fact, His ways lead to a better end. He sees the beginning from the end. I must have the faith to trust in Him. His healing flow is all I need. Where He leads me, I WILL follow. I will quit trying to make sense of it. His healing flow can take care of that. With Him, we rise above.
As I type I think of how no one ever asks for tragedy, hurt, rejection, disease, etc but this is life & things happen to us all. Look around, & you won't have to look far to find someone in more desperate circumstances than yourself. Go to them. Lend a hand. It will change your view. You will leave thankful. His healing flow is enough for us all. Be victorious through Christ & not a victim!
Bible Verses About I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You
Let's all hold our head up high saints! God is for us! He works EVERYTHING for our good!
Our Labor Day Weekend
GIVEAWAY WINNER~I used an online random name generator, entered all of the names, hit submit, & a precious friend of mine named SABRINA won. It is pure coincidence that we just spent Labor Day weekend in Alabama at Summit Holiness Church with her & many other dear friends of ours. Anyhow, she is, of course, very deserving! We love her & her family too! Happy reading! Your new book will be mailed! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!