If we’re being honest, we’d say that waiting on God is not an easy thing to do. We may know intellectually that He is doing something, but in the midst of waiting, we can grow impatient and even doubtful about the outcome of our situation. We may doubt that God is on the throne and He reigns...both now and for eternity.
When we are waiting for the answer to our prayers,
When we are waiting for God’s healing,
When we are waiting for His provision,
When we are waiting for the bad situation to turn out for our good…
Those times are when we are most vulnerable to the enemy’s destructive lies.
Have you ever felt paralyzed just because of one thought that entered your mind? Maybe it’s fear because of your situation, or a thought that whispered how unworthy you are and much of a failure you are. Whatever it is, it starts with one thought-- one thought that has now filled you with all these negative emotions about yourself and your situation that threatens to take away your hope, peace and joy, and brings such heaviness in your soul.
When we are hurt, we often feel that “someone should pay.” But Jesus would respond, “I paid.”
~Paraphrased from Anne Peterson, Christianity Today.
I don’t take the journey of forgiveness lightly. It is a treacherous road that I was personally entrusted to walk out myself, as you may have been. That journey taught me that careless advice about how to survive the most indescribable pain following what is often a life shattering experience, will harm more than help. This is sacred ground in need of empathy that comes from personal experience. Thank you Jesus, that You know this most intimately and uphold us in our pain!
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