I think you would all agree that life's plans aren't always tied up in a neat little package. I have had one of the hardest seasons of my life recently. I honestly went back and forth with the Lord about sharing this... But, hey a girls gotta be obedient. A few weeks ago I was physically abused by a man. Yes, a man. He lifted me up by my neck and choked me. This man also tried to punch me in my face but, I was able to block the punch. After I blocked the punch this individual threatened to kill me, not once but a few times.
This is the first time since I've been saved that I've experienced anything like this. I prayed like never before in that moment. Since this incident I've spent a crazy amount of time in prayer. Not only for this man but for all men who have abused women. During this time, God has done a great amount of healing in my heart, and I forgiven this individual. God desires is to heal all his children. Which in all cases that means both parties the victim and the abuser. So today my heart goes out to women who have or are currently experiencing some type of abuse. If you or someone you know has been through a similar situation please have them DM me so that I can cover them in prayer by name!! •
“My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life [worth living] And tranquility and prosperity [the wholeness of life’s blessings] they will add to you. Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you]; Bind them [securely] around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].” PROVERBS 3:1-3 5-6 “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you Except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]?”
MICAH 6:8 AMP