So many of us have grown up in dysfunctional families. Many of us have suffered abuse at the hands (literally) or through the mouth of our physical fathers and other family members. How, then, can we see God as He is and not expect Him to be like those who have either given us wrong examples or abused us sexually, physically, emotionally or spiritually?
I am the product of a highly dysfunctional family where both parents were abusers. So, you know I not only have something to teach but something to share because I have lived what I teach, write and speak about. If you asked me how I came to see God as Someone who would not hurt me in any way, I will tell you that it’s nothing I did on my own except exercise my God-given ability to choose. This is miracle territory. All I know is that I was able to place my trust in Him and surrender all that I am and have to Him without fear of being punished or hurt. For someone like me, that’s nothing short of amazing.
So, if it’s miracle territory and God loves all of us, what He did for me, He can do for you, too. This is truly a good gift He gave to me, and I know He desires to freely give it to all of His kids. The question is, will you receive it? The choice is yours, and I pray that His healing love will transform you into a secure, blessed child of His that can break free from who and what hurt you in the past just like He helped me to do. And maybe, you will share what He has done for you so that others can have better spiritual and emotional lives. That’s today’s encouraging word.
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