I remember when your heart thought it couldn’t go on.
How you cried to me in the night when there was no one there but Me.
How you were so broken and your pain was so great and you thought you might break right in two.
I remember the circumstances of your failure.
How you chose the moment instead of Me.
How you were convinced it would satisfy.
How you were looking for the rush in the now.
I know you heard My voice, and you definitely knew My Word. Yet I watched as you turned and walked away.
It may surprise you to know, I wasn’t concerned. I knew the future and I had ordained even your failure.
I know it’s hard for you to believe.
But My complete control of all things allows me to do even that.
See now that I, I am He, and there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, and there is no one who can deliver out of my hand. Deuteronomy 32:39 (NASB)
And I know what’s best for you.
I knew you needed failure to understand my mercy more.
I knew you needed to feel shame to appreciate the depths of my grace.
Because sometimes it is one thing to intellectually know it, but it’s another to so desperately need it. Because when you experience My grace in such deep and profound ways is when your life can more brightly reflect My grace to others.
Even though it may seem, to some, that I tolerated your childish choices and allowed you to walk away, I knew all along you weren’t leaving.
You loved me. We had been close.
But the thing is, you had so much to learn. And I tried to allow you to learn it in simpler ways … ways that caused less pain. But in the end, this was the only way. This became the door to all I had planned for you. This was the epitome of Me molding and making you into who I needed you to be.
Because from the beginning of time I’ve had big things planned for you and me. Things requiring preparation.
And sometimes, being broken, is the only preparation suitable for the amazing things I have in store. [Tweet that]
So you must know today, through the pain and brokenness, I am with you. I am right beside you, lovingly guiding you through your mess. And you must know, I have wholeness waiting for you on the other side.
I am your healer. I am ready when the time is right, to heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds. I am eager to redeem all you’ve walked through and restore you to wholeness. A wholeness you’ve not known before.
Sure you’ll wear scars. I realize it’s part of the process. But you shouldn’t feel alone.
My Son wears them too, all for you.
And the scars you bear will be the evidence of my healing power in you. Every time you remember, every time you wince at the pain you endured, may you know it was for a purpose.
Just as my Son’s scars were.
Because of my great love, because of my great plan for you, I am near.
And I will heal you, that you may go and be the proof of my love to the world.
A world that so desperately needs healing.
A world that needs to see your mended scars to know, that what I have done for you, I will do for them.
Never forget, my plans are always for your good. I am in complete control. I’m holding you in every moment. And I’m ready to calm your raging seas, when I know it’s time.
So until then … until it is time for the healing to come, trust in Me.
Know I’m more than enough for you.
And as your healer, I long for you to know, I am all you’ll ever need.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds… Psalm 147:3 (NASB)
How has God used the broken pieces of your life?
How have you been healed?
by Kari JobeWritten by Michael Guglielmucci
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