I believe this will help someone….
Yesterday in church, in worship, as we were singing “My fear doesn’t stand a chance when I stand in your love” yesterday, I was enlightened!!!!
We were singing “my fear doesn’t stand a chance when I stand in Your love”… and the second verse goes – “now shame no longer has a place to hide” – but I saw now PAIN no longer has a place to hide….
People know me as a strong person – and that is true – and in my wonderfully strong flawed personality, I have taken hurts and disappointments and said – it doesn’t affect me – I won’t let it hurt me – I will just say it doesn’t matter and go on. And I have done that for a while now, but especially in the last couple years.
And do you know what happened? I started feeling the effects of great stress in my body – tension and tightness, and even sadness.
About a month ago God revealed something deep to me, and I sought counsel and my friend told me that I had to acknowledge the pain and the hurt and disappointment and GIVE IT TO GOD so He can heal it. She said – how can God heal what you don’t acknowledge? (WOW) So, I have been acknowledging the pain, the hurt and LETTING IT GO.
Then last week I got prayer for my body and the word of the Lord came – LET IT GO and let ME deal with it! WOW! Cause when we don’t, we are saying we know best or we are NOT trusting God to handle our hurts and pains. Only He can heal and make us whole!
So when I “saw” now PAIN no longer has a place to hide – I was like yes!!!!! THEN we hit the next song – “the veil is torn, the doors swing wide….. and God said “I didn’t tear the veil for you to put another in in its place and that is what you were doing when you were “hiding your pain”. (I never thought of it as me hiding it – I thought I was refusing it!) And in me hiding my pain from myself and from God, my pain, in turn was hiding me! OH MY!!!!!
Life is not fair. Circumstances can cut us. People will let us down. These things are all real and therefore, need to be REALIZED and dealt with! Not by retribution, or by ignoring, but by acknowledging, Forgiving (if necessary) and letting it go to the Father. Let Him walk us through the pain, the hurt, the betrayal, the process and HEAL us.
Psalm 34:18 says The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Don’t hide your pain, shame, anger, whatever! Because in hiding it, it will in turn hide you! Let it go! Pour out your heart to Jesus. He knows and He will heal Your heart and set you free!