Yes, that is what Christmas means to me this year; a season for emotional healing.
This because this year, this particular Christmas season, God has led me to help so many people who are in bondage because of past hurts and wounds incurred in the past.
I have had to help people get up from the fall of financial bankruptcy, disappointments in relationships, broken homes, family strife, divorce and the trauma caused by shameful experiences of the past.
What is your own story? Have you been abused, ostracized, rejected, hated, ridiculed and insulted?
Do not give up on life, there are still good people out there. Do not give up on yourself, you still have much to give out to the world. Do not give up on God, because He will never give up on you.
Yes, someone hurt you in the past. But they do not deserve that you continue suffering for their sake. Face that pain squarely and tell it ” I’m not letting you kill me…I’m bigger than this…I’m not done with life yet…”
Do not take that hurt into the new year. I challenge you to lay it down at the feet of your Savior, Jesus. Dare to speak out…share it with someone who cares. It will lift off some of the pain. Face that person and tell them what they did wasn’t right. If they acknowledge it, good, if not, you would have taken a load off your chest.
Just do something about it.
If you’ve never been there, then you’re never going to really understand what is at stake in their life; so why not just pray for them and leave it at that?
Why not just hold back that comment and observe instead?
They may not be as complacent as you think.
They may be spending sleepless nights over it.
They may be in the middle of a fast because of it.
They might have begged God a hundred times to take that thing away.
Perhaps they’ve got their lessons to learn;
Perhaps it’s a thorn in their flesh they have to live with;
Perhaps their faith is being tried;
Perhaps….God alone knows why.
Do not put that label on them;
Do not make that conclusion you are about to make;
Do not judge, categorize and condemn.
Rather, ask from God the wisdom and discernment to see beyond the physical,
Then you may begin to understand what they are having to endure.
Admire people who have been through a lot and still keep their head up. Head Up! Even though you are going through a tough time. This is a must attitude during healing journey. Image credit : Pixabay – PublicDomainPictures
via Quote of the day # 17 : Head Up — Rebellious Scapegoat
When you’ve been abused, mistreated, used and dumped
It takes courage, the willingness to forgive
And the desire to live again
To give out your heart another time.
That’s why we must never exert pressure on people
To open up their hearts to us.
We deserve openness and genuineness in every relationship
But we must give people the time to change,
To heal and to willingly open up again.
Trying to force it out of them can be counter productive
NO matter how much you love them and want to be with them
Just be gentle enough to let them loosen up naturally and at a pace
That is comfortable for them.
They may really be in love,
But still needing time to get on the rails
Do not be impatient when they seem reticent
Let the rose unfold naturally.
Love and Blessing, Gretiana