Thursday, April 30, 2009

04/30/09 - God's Healing Balm

As we travel down the path of life, our hearts will become hurt. There's no doubt about it! We live in a fallen and sinful world. We all are agents and victims of sin, thus pain will occur.

It's how we choose to respond that makes all the difference.

We can choose bitterness, unforgiveness, anger. We can throw up walls that we think "protect" us. We can ignore, sweep it under the rug, and pretend it never happened. We can turn to food, unhealthy relationships, gossip, slander, back biting. We can demand justice and take the matter into our own hands. We never feel settled, we never have peace, and we never have quiet in our lives.

We can also choose God's healing balm. We can seek out His healing touch. We can reach for forgiveness, pray against a root of bitterness. We can trust God, even if it is down right scary. We can talk it out with Godly counsel and come to a place of peace. We can choose to let God defend us. With this path we will feel and have peace and quiet in our lives.

As young women you may have experienced hurt already. Hurt from a boy or hurt from a girlfriend. They can come in all shapes and sizes. But you have a choice. You can choose to give it over to the Lord and let your life be free of the entanglements that come with anger and hurt.

I believe the older you get, the harder it gets to choose the second path. The more weary you become. The less trustworthy you are and the more likely you are to not seek God's healing touch.

Young ladies, don't let this happen! When women in the body of Christ have dissension, the body of Christ suffers. We have to let our selfish pride GO! We have to let God defend. We have to allow God to heal us!

My heart hurts for women who walk around with heart wounds gashed open, yet they don't seek the one place where they can find healing.

I pray that God will use this post to impact your future!


Elizabeth said...

Thanks, I needed this today.

Agnes said...

Oh dear. It's like your last few posts have been written straight to me. Thank you Lord for using this woman of God to impact lives. Help me to change and trust you more every day.. Amen.

Heather Paulsen said...

Praise God for using this post in your life! Both of your lives! That blesses me to know!


Judy said...

Wow...this applies to ALL of life..not just toward broken relationships between a guy and a girl. Great post Heather!