What an amazing experience it is, as God in His incredible love for me and perfect timing, brings me back with power and might to those places of wounding and emptiness in my heart and life for the purpose of healing and wholeness through Him. As a child, my identity, joy and peace got snuffed out through the experience of being sexually molested. For years I carried the accompanying fear, pain, shame, confusion and mistrust as well as a constant effort of upkeep and self protection that was never meant to be. What a joy to hear Jesus' voice to my heart telling me that He will make everything right, that I don't have to run away from me anymore, I don't have to pretend that everything is all right, and that I can give over to Him this enormous load. As God began enabling me to face the truth of my heart so gently and carefully, I knew He could do anything! With joy and growing trust, I felt His arms wrap around me, past, present and future, with an ongoing process of healing and deliverance, while holding my hand, drying my tears, and whispering promises of hope, joy and peace in my heart and through His word. As I look at my life, and as God takes each piece and fits it together-- the good and the bad, to make up who I am-- I realize nothing is wasted; years, hurtful experiences, all of it gets transformed into something good and of worth. How can I ever give back to Him or adequately express my love and thankful heart for my life with Him and His redeeming touch on me? I will spend eternity dancing around and singing Him songs, and that is where I start right now.
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