A hard battle.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” —Plato
Looking back, I remember distinct times in my life when I was trying to recover from harsh words or hurtful actions that changed the way I thought about myself. I took the lies, the words, that were spoken and believed them. Wrestling with this, I was trying to recover and remember the Truth.
I was fighting a hard battle.
Now, several years later, God has restored much and has healed me in these areas and I know that people will say what they want, but we make the choice to make those words ours and take them in. Wish I would have believed that then, but we grow and we learn, right?
And Bottom Line, the Final word should Always be God’s; what He says about us are the only words that matter and hold true.
Finding my footing, again. Rewriting Grace and mercy and Love over all those areas and memories in my life; receiving Truth from LOVE Himself, from what God has to say about me. It’s a journey, but it’s the only way for me; for us. We have to retrain our thoughts and our minds; this is our recovering ground, our recovery.
Identity is so huge. Who we are in GOD, in Christ. This is what makes the difference. We have to learn who we are and how GOD sees us as His. But, more importantly than just knowing this, we have to believe this and write this on our hearts and let it color everything we do. Of course, this is a process. Definitely not an overnight thing, but this process is vital and ever so worth it. The strength you find when you begin to see yourself as God does is mighty.
Last night, in my God time, as I was thinking about writing this blog, God gave me Romans 8:19. :
19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.
WHO HIS CHILDREN REALLY ARE.
“The person God wanted me to be all along was screaming to be found. Accepted. Treasured. SEEN and Beheld.”
In my journal, I then wrote what I felt the Lord say to me:
“I am not alone.
I am One of many.
Trying to Recover ME
—-And just as I am one of many, God knows ME. God knows exactly where I am, this second, while I am writing this to you.”
Our GOD is a great GOD and Our GOD knows what it’s like.
He knows what we have had to walk through. He knows what those memories have looked like and what those spoken words have been—–But our God——HE Knows Who We Really Are. We are HIS.
Backing up just a few verses. Romans 8: 17-18:
17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
No, God was not happy with whatever hurtful actions or words that found you and I, but He was with us and felt our pain. He saw it, heard it, and knows it all and He’s sorry.
The good news is that He is the Great Healer, our Wounded Savior.
2 “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. Malachi 4:2.
God, I ask you to Recover us. Recover us Whole and take your glory.