“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;” 2 Corinthians 1:3
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”
“It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22
Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me today and my prayer for you; is that you will truly come to see a different side of pain and suffering; that can actually help you to rise above despair, while finding a reason to praise a God that has been so faithful through it all.
As I have been sitting here today…thinking on what God would have for me to share with you this week, I have been listening to our song for the week… “Heal the Wound.” As I look down to the road map of scars, on both of my knees; these markings can sometimes bring back bad reminders of the painful surgeries I went through over my lifetime.
We all know that once a person has had surgery…a scar is left behind and many times, these scars only become a reminder of some difficult moments in our lives. In fact, we want to hide them from others; but if we were to look at scars in a different way…they not only show what we went thru; but how we got beyond those moments…to where we are today.
As Christians, we can experience some hard and difficult times in our lives…especially from the past. These little reminders that tend to haunt our minds can make us feel as if there is a scar upon the heart…or even deep within our thoughts, which only seems to say… “See what you did wrong?” or “Look at all you went through?” After a while, of being reminded of the past, we can find ourselves sinking low…to the place, where we begin to tell ourselves that we aren’t worth anything.
I wonder what would happen, if we would speak back to these questions that keep reminding us of what we’ve been through and say… “These things may have happened; but I’m also being reminded, as to how loving…faithful and merciful my God has been to me.” From what I have experienced within my own life, I think that the wound would heal and allow a scar to form…a scar that could constantly be a reminder, as to how far our God has brought us.
You know…its Satan, who longs to keep the wounds from the past open. In this way, he can continue to add to the wound and bring even more pain into our lives…especially when we come to believe in these deceiving thoughts that he has attempted to embed within our minds and hearts.
Today, we need to allow God to heal the past…a past that was at one time…a set up by Satan, to bring us low and take us out of commission with God. Then from there, our prayer should be; that God would not only bring each piece of our broken life back together again; but that He would also leave a scar; that could always be a reminder to us, as to how merciful and faithful He had been, at one time.
In my office, I have things hanging on the walls and even put away that will always be a reminder, as to how far God has brought me; but I have found even more; that when I see the scars that line my legs; they not only become a reminder, as to how far God has brought me; but they also become hope to me; that God will always be with me once more…no matter what I face in life.
No matter what you’re facing today…or no matter what painful moments you’ve walked through; God can heal those wounds…I know…and He can seal them over, as a reminder, to how faithful He can truly be. Once we take our thoughts away from how bad life has been or how difficult life is right now; then this will be the space He needs, to step in and heal what has been broken within our lives….and from there, we will always have His mark upon us…a mark that will always give us hope, as we face other uncertain moments in our lives.
Blessings so much on your day!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."