Your best friend breaks your confidence, your child goes off to school, you receive the phone call you have been dreading from a family member, your career has been halted due to downsizing, your husband breaks his marriage vows.  When distressing things happen we often feel numb.  The reality of the situation has to sink in, but after time we turn from numb to raw. We can begin to feel as if we have been unnaturally or painfully exposed. How we treat this agonizing and sometimes excruciating emotional wound is important to ensure proper healing?

but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. Luke 9:11

The pain from these raw wounds will begin to take over your life if you don’t allow God in to begin the healing process. This can be difficult because many times we blame God, we are mad at Him or ignore Him because we don’t understand why He would allow this to happen. Like you, I have experienced painful things in my life.  After time, God revealed many lessons through this pain. I now refuse to let any of the pain and suffering my friends and I have endured go to waste. I have promised the Lord and those I love that I will cling to the lessons learned from these experiences.  I will not forget the lessons, the pain and the good that eventually came out of it.  We must defeat the lies of Satan. He will tell us we deserved it or that God is punishing us, but with God’s shield we can experience His healing, His grace and His truth.

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (The Message)


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