Recently, my wife shared a story about how an individual who she knew ( through her WordPress blog), who had struggled valiantly against some very deep and emotional scars, and was taking steps towards healing working with the true Healer(Jesus) and her therapist. From what I have been told, she opened up and shared all of her feelings and experiences, that quite frankly, many of us are either too ashamed to admit or may have some condemnation when reading her blogs. What happened to her, what she had been through, had been causing her pain and suffering for many years. She lived through a nightmare most people wake up from, but for her, it must have been played in her head and heart every day, over and over again – FRIGHTENING. It appears she was a very open and honest person about what she had been through and how it affected her – her name was Sara.
I did not know Sara, but God knew Sara. I do not know what happened to Sara, but Jesus knew what happened to Sara. I do not know how Sara felt, but the Holy Spirit knew how Sara felt - and they all WEPT.
You see, it is quite simple – God is Good – he does not do bad things to people, he does not hurt them, molest them, kill them, beat them, verbally abuse them, sexually abuse them, etc.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have
come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I have no idea how hard it was to open up to God, her therapist, and the world about what she went through, what she was going through – but she had the courage of David facing the giants in the Old Testament. I thank Sara for her courage and allowing others to share their heart and hopefully find the healing that they need, and realize that our pain/fear must be addressed, no matter how difficult.
The one thing that I do know is that Sara is now healed – not an easy thing for any of us to accept, but we have God’s Word on that!
Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
New King James Version (NKJV)
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; 26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,
Sara, I never knew you, never knew what you went through, but I know that He did and you are with Him, and I rejoice in the final healing. Thank you for your bravery, your openness, and your honesty.
May God bless Sara’s family and heal them, in the most wonderful and mighty name of Jesus!