Sis, you are much stronger than you think! Yes, I know, it’s easier said than to believe. You may be bent but you’re not broken! You may feel like you’ve been left to fend for yourself with no one to come to your rescue. See, I’ve been where you are right now. I know the dull ache in the pit of your core that won’t go away. Trust me, I know the the feeling of the tears flooding your eyes without an invitation like an unwanted guest. Your thoughts seem to engulf you like a Tsunami and there is nowhere to run for cover.
I remember the brokenness and wondering, “Am I ever going to get past this?” I remember the nights where I cried out to the LORD asking, “Where are you?! Why aren’t you fighting for me?!” I would cry until my eye sockets were swollen and my voice barely a murmur and then drift off to sleep just to awaken the next morning and start the process all over again. See, our stories are not that different…it’s just the chosen paths we took.
The good news is that this is not your final stop! No ma’am! You will not stay in this place. One day I made a life altering choice to BELIEVE God for healing and restoration! I couldn’t fight on my own anymore. My strength was totally depleted. I was right where God wanted me to be and if you’ve arrived at this place–CONGRATULATIONS! This is where you shift total dependence over to God!
He’s waiting for you. He will never leave you. God hears your prayers and bottles up your tears. When you can’t pray, Jesus is constantly pleading on your behalf! Sis, you are not in the fight alone. I need you to survive! Take a deep breath and say, “I AM A VESSEL FULL OF POWER!” You might not think so right now but…WATCH GOD do it!!
“Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.” (Psalm 28:2 NIV)
v.6) “Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.”
v.7) The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.” (Psalm 28:6, 7 NIV)
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20 NIV)
“But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” (Psalm 3:3 NIV)