“When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.” (Psalm 32:3 NLT)
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” James 5:16
I wanted to send this to our group this week because I wanted to emphasize the power of our small groups and how effective it is for us to share not only our sins but the sins against us. The purpose for me finally taking this leap of faith and entering into a step study again solely for my kidnappy is because the trauma is not meant to be held in my body. The pain of my dysfunction has finally after 12 years become greater than the fear of facing my pain. The enemy has been lying to me for a very long time and I will explain. When I would share my story with anyone I would begin to experience chest pains and then I would become afraid and I would not share any more about what happened to me. The lie that I began to believe is that ‘if I were to release the pain of what happened to me, even in the smallest of amount, that I would experience extreme physical pain and potentially cause my body much harm and even possily die!” The enemy silenced me for 12 long years and because of that I have paid a costly price for that. So much has been stolen from me because of my silence. My physical body now has many limitations that have kept me from have the abundant life that I am to have. But God’s word says in James that if I confess — or in other words if I do not hold this in that I may be healed!!! The second lie that I had to over rule is that God is greater than the enemy. I gave the enemy so much power over my life, but God is greater and He is in control of my life and I can now trust Him with my pain that He is my strong tower, my refuge and I will not die by facing and releasing the pain that is trapped inside. As I was in God’s word last night, this is what He gave me and I want to pass this on to you as your promise! Joel 2:25 “I will make up to you for the years that the enemy has eaten and stripped away”!
God loves you and he wants you healed !!!