There was a time when I was dealing with the sexual abuse that I had gone through as a child and as I look back…I remember one particular time, when the memories I was dealing with, were about to take me down for good.
One day…after a counseling session had ended, a lady from the group brought me home, since my husband had to work. As I entered our empty home, I remember rushing to our bedroom and as I sat on the bed, I began to cry, until there were no more tears left. At that time, I felt as though I was in a world of my own. I felt as if no one would be able to understand the deep pain I was experiencing at the time. As I clung to the bedpost…with tears coming down my face…my eye caught a glimpse of my Bible sitting on the bed. As I opened it, this is the verse that stood before me… “The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking…Psalm 34:18a.” From that moment, I began to feel as though Jesus had sat down beside me on the bed and said… “Diane, I am here with you; do not fear anything, for I will walk through this time with you.” From that moment on; I began to memorize a verse of hope from that Bible because I knew that when I carried that verse within my heart, to each counseling session; then I was never alone.
Isn’t it amazing how we can search and search for someone to love us, when we already have someone standing before us that will not only love us but understand each painful moment we experience?
Today, we need to begin anew, by talking with God. Share your feelings with Him; for I have come to see that He is a God that will listen and never walk away and when you feel as though you need a hug, just let Him lead you to a Bible verse, like He did me and I guarantee; that you will truly feel His loving arms wrapped around you…giving you the love and understanding you need, until the trial has passed.