God takes time to heal our heart. It is a deep work, and he is very careful with us. We want the pain to stop now and we want to go back to at least feeling ok. It’s hard enough surviving the trauma and emotional side, but then there is the spiritual too.
A big problem is that Satan has an interest in making things worse. Tempting you to do things you would later regret, things that are out of character. He also fills you full of negative thoughts and emotions, trying to get you to feel hopeless and worse. He’s extremely good at that. I found myself in constant negative thought cycles, trying to understand what had happened to me. I was confused by her betrayal and kept overthinking. Her lies, evasions and the way she suddenly treated me cruelly were impossible to fathom. And the sheer pain of the emotional side was overwhelming. I couldn’t eat or sleep, and soon I ended up in hospital from the physical side effects taking their toll on my body.
God was not silent. It was so hard to reach up to him during these times. I knew only Jesus could help me. I recognised that no matter how bad I felt, he knew all about it. I allowed myself to be humbled by my experience and resolved to follow him with what little energy I had. I stayed away from friends who would lead me any other direction except to him. And I would talk with those dear people God put in my life, who had a heart to listen and care about my problems. God’s people are also God’s solution for the problems in the world. We are chosen to go out and heal, nurture, protect and provide through Jesus for those who are lost and captive to Satan and the world. Pray and bring your pain to Jesus every day. Let him teach you to discern, and don’t act impulsively. Lashing out from pain or anger is often a reactive state, not proactive. Check your motives and aim to live as Jesus showed, with compassion, humility and be servant-hearted. Reject the arrows Satan sends, and go to be with those who love you. God always gives you a way through. Let his love heal you and his majesty put your problems in their eternal context.
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