Have you ever hungered to be set free … tired of carrying such deep wounds, anger, bitterness? How often we feel a weight and don’t even know what to call it! Is it a never-ending sadness, cynicism, bitterness, … what is it in your life?
There were years when I carried this huge weight of anger and unforgiveness. But, most of those years I was in denial ~ and though my actions may have showed rage ~ I was convinced I had life, and myself, well under control. Nothing could have been farther from the truth.
“ for I see that your bitterness has poisoned you and
evil has you in chains” Acts 8:23 (CEB)
Others may well have understood I was poisoned by bitterness and bound, but not I ~ until events/circumstances brought me to my knees, and I made a choice to hand it all over to God ~ and with that, I received His unconditional love and freedom! Oh, by God’s grace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, I am free!
You can be too!!
When I see that deep hurt in others, I so desperately want to share how they can be free as well. But often times … like I was back then … eyes are blinded, hearts hardened and not open to this gift! (“…among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God…” 2 Corinthians 4:4 (AMP)
To all th0se hurting, whether by people, events or even church … please know there is help. Know this to be true:
God loves you so very much, just where you’re at ~ no matter what is going on. He is not angry, His arms are reaching out to you! He simply wants your willingness to reach out to Him and ask for help!
“God makes everything come out right; he puts victims back on their feet … God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever. He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear (in awe of) him. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins. Psalm 103:6-18 MSG
I distinctly remember the day I began the journey of healing … oh, that you may allow His Love in, beginning today! I encourage you to pray this prayer, and receive His pure love and freedom:
Dear God, I know that I’m a sinner and that my sin separates me from You. I realize that I can’t do anything to earn my way into heaven. I believe that Jesus took the punishment for my sins by dying on the cross and coming back to life. Today I accept Him as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving me and saving me now. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen
God’s Love and Blessings to you,