Sunday, April 12, 2009

With Us

Feeling down, tired, wounded, and/or angry? God understands. Jesus has been there.

Emotions can hit hard, making us feel alone in the onslaught. But, fortunately, feelings are merely reactions and signals. They give us information--but they are not stable, they are not a worthy foundation, and they are not signposts of truth.

Jesus lives and he promised to remain with us and in us forever, if we would only believe in Him. That is truth.

The recovery journey from the pain of abuse is different when we invite God into it. His knowledge of us helps us to see ourselves more clearly. His love for us gives us courage and strength. His peace surrounds our aching hearts and gives us a place to rest. His joy sustains us in even the darkest moments of remembering. His hope reminds us that we can press on in Him and expect good things. Do not grow weary, dear Readers.

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