Often in life we face decisions that are hard to make. Decisions that others simply do not understand because they are not you and have not fully lived your life. They may have lived through their own bad situations, yet it is not your situation. Only The Lord God Jehovah fully knows and understand you and your heart at any given time. Over the past two years I have had to make decisions I never wanted to have to make and other decisions I was glad to make! Often when we have faced extreme heartache, we need a complete change in our life to be able to heal and move on to a place where the Lord can use us. This does not mean the Lord has not forgiven us, or we have not forgiven those who brought us heartache, it simply means we need to be away from anything that reminds us of the things that gave us the deep scars we now carry. Scars do not define who God made us to be, but we do need time for the Lord to heal those scars and give us enough peace to be able to function as the Lord intends for us too.
For example, in the bible there is Paul. We know from God’s Word he was against Christ and his followers, persecuted them and did horrible things to them. When Jesus showed him the light on the road to Damascus, and later called him into his ministry; he accepted the Lord’s call, but he also went away for 3 years (Galatians 1:15-20). Through God’s written word we know, Paul was taught by the Holy Spirit, during those years. But I as a person who loves the Lord and who has had to deal with my own mistakes feel he also needed time to heal from all the emotional baggage he had to have been carrying around from those years he had been out of God’s will for his life. We all have baggage and Paul, even though he was a mighty disciple of Christ, was only a flesh and blood person the same as we are.
You may be wondering why I am writing this to you at this time. The reason is, I have faced things in my life that hurt me and others deeply and I have felt for a while now the Lord wants to use my testimony to help others who may be facing some of the same things I have faced; some of which happened many years ago and some more recently. To the past I will say, “Sin never brings happiness only heartache and depression.” Sometimes it takes a long time, possibly years, to realize this. Even when we are in sin the Lord never leaves us completely, especially if we are calling out to Him on a regular basis. He loves us and if there is breathe within us, He will never stop trying to bring us back where we need to be.
I love the Lord so much and I love people, which is why I have my Accepted by His Amazing Grace Facebook site and blog. I want to help others and I also want to heal over time as the Lord sees fit, not as man sees fit. So, to you I say, “If you have been hurt, I encourage you to take the time you need to allow the Lord to do His healing in His time as only He can.” You, only you, and the Lord know when that healing is complete. So, trust the Lord, walk with Him, talk with Him daily, pray for those who hurt you. And especially, do not be afraid to pray for yourself. Eventually the Lord will bring the healing you so desperately need.
Love In Christ,