Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Healing in Faith

Our enemy is dishonest and tenacious, picking on children, hiding in the shadows, speaking simple repetitive lies into our pain.

Our God is Truth and Light, the Creator who loves us and knows our hearts,
our deepest fears, our unspeakable wounds, our greatest joys. God celebrates, knowing the plans laid out for us, plans for good - not disaster - gifts in hope
and a beautiful future. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

In Wounded Heart as we examine our childhood pain and satan's lies we discover Light in the darkness, Plans for Good and not disaster.

We return to the feet of Jesus and we are more than healed.
We are healed and made well.
We are saved.

It happened that as he made his way toward Jerusalem, 
he crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee. 
As he entered a village, ten men, all lepers, met him. 
They kept their distance but raised their voices, 
calling out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

Taking a good look at them, he said, 
"Go, show yourselves to the priests."

They went, and while still on their way, became clean
One of them, when he realized that he was healed, 
turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God. 
He kneeled at Jesus' feet, so grateful. 
He couldn't thank him enough
—and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus said, "Were not ten healed? Where are the nine? 
Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this outsider?" 
Then he said to him, "Get up. On your way. 
Your faith has healed and saved you."

—Luke 17:11-19 MSG

I lift up the women and men tentatively and courageously exploring Wounded Heart, pushing past the inaccurate and often debilitating label of "abuse victim" and walking into God's Light!


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