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I’ve been robbed!

16 Feb

There is nothing more personal than having something taken from us.  To walk into your home and see that someone has broken in, even if nothing is missing, leaves you feeling violated.  When what is stolen is personal, when it is abusive, either verbal or physical, it is more than a violation…it is the most personal crime against us!

The reality is that even though you can report it…many don’t.   The reality is that even though it may not have anything to do with you…many think it does.  The reality is that even though you will heal…many never do.  The reality is that no matter what they take, no matter who they are…they have changed you!

Someone has taken your happy and turned it into anger.  Someone has taken your peace and turned it into fear, your joy into bitterness, your purity  into self-destruction.   Someone took the life you had and changed it forever.  What do you do now?

When someone breaks into your home, you add locks, install cameras and protect your property.  We tend to do the same thing when we are abused.  We isolate ourselves and lock up our heart.  We push people away and look at everyone through prison bars.  We chose to live a life behind the bars of fear and distrust.  We never want to be hurt again.  We try to protect ourselves…but we can’t.  What do we do?  We allow them to take everything from us!  We give them our happiness, our peace, our joy, our love, our life!

When we quit spending our time remembering how someone hurt us or how we’ve hurt others, sadness is exchanged for peace.  Recognizing the sin of other people against us, helps us to begin to deal with the confusion of their action.  We are only responsible for our own actions. Taking sin and pain to the cross, leaving it there, and moving forward is the most important thing we can do.  Satan wants us to dwell on the pain… on the action…on the sin; God wants us to dwell in Him.  Spending time remembering and re-living the action leaves us bound to the pain.   Dwelling on God’s Word keeps us free.  

We must spend time, everyday, asking God to help us die to self; because, in our own flesh, nothing good dwells, (Romans 7:18 NKJV)  

We need to focus on God and His holiness. (1 Samuel 2:2  NKJV)

Only He saves.  If we could heal ourselves, we wouldn’t need a Savior. (Ephesians 2:5)

Jesus was sent to heal the brokenhearted. (Luke 4:18)

Nothing is more powerful than breaking the barriers, nothing is more powerful than getting it all back!  Grieve, and I will grieve with you.  We have lost the most personal part of our past life…but are you ready and willing to find it again?

Thank you Lord, that you are our insurance policy, that you will restore our lives…fully and gloriously healed!

Hugs,  Thelma

 

 

 

 

 

 

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