Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Hi friends! How are the each of you doing?
Lately, I can't help but overflow with joy as I think about God as my personal healer. The Lord has healed me from so much, and He continues to do so every day. Every scar, every wound, every painful memory...God has healed me from it all and has blessed me with a beautiful life.
As I was thinking about all of this though, I realized to myself that God could never be my healer if I didn't give Him the opportunity to come into my heart and bind up the broken pieces. The beautiful thing about a relationship with Jesus is that it is that God gives us free will. God loves us enough to give the each of us the opportunity to make our own personal decision if we want to let Him heal our hearts or not.
This summer God healed my heart in a very big way. He revealed to me that a large portion of my heart was still in pain due to the fact that I hadn't forgiven an old friend from my past. I remember one day in the summer specifically, when I was volunteering at the humane society, throwing a ball for one of the dogs there to chase after. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, God spoke silently into my heart: "It's been over 5 years Jessica, and you still haven't forgiven this old friend from your past. Please, let me inside this door in your heart that has been locked up for far too long. I will heal you."
"He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds."
I was hesitant at first when the Lord first spoke this into my heart, but at the same time I knew it had to be done so that I could be set free. As I watched God work through my brokenness through the rest of the summer, I was amazed at how He was able to restore my heart and heal my brokenness in such a short period of time.
Today my friends, I encourage you to lay down every area of your heart to the Lord. No matter how long you have been holding onto your pain, just give it all up to Him. There is no limit to what God can do. He loves you and cares for you so much, and He wants nothing but the best for you in your life. Jesus is always greater than anything we have gone through, and because of Him, we can hope for a better tomorrow.
"Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you."
1 Peter 5:7