from a Minister's pen
Many of us in the Body of Christ are hurting today. Whether we have been hurt from the actions of others or by our own ignorance and stubbornness, pain is what we feel and live out each day. We may ask ourselves does anyone or even God care about what we are going through? The encouraging answer is that God wants to “bind up the injured” (Ezekiel 34:16, ESV) today. Because God is compassionate, merciful, and loving, He is diligently searching for anyone that is hurting today.
God sees the hurt and pain that many are facing due to financial abuse (i.e., theft), emotional abuse (i.e., guilt), and all of the ungodliness that goes on in God’s house. Yes, unfortunately many have been hurt by the very people that should embrace us with the love of God; many have been hurt by the church and not just the church in general, but by the leaders of those churches. It is indeed a sad thing to be hurt by one who is supposed to serve as an earthly, spiritual leader; nevertheless, we should not be discouraged by this because in Ezekiel 34:1-10, we see that God is tired of lying and self-centered preachers who have been adding to the outcry of God's children.
God is speaking, but the question is, “Can we hear Him?”
For those that are emotionally hurt and spiritually wounded, it may be hard to hear God’s voice calling out to us through the hurt and distractions that we are surrounded by on a daily basis. Many of us may have a wound so deep that only God can heal. There may be no counsel, or encouraging word from fellow believers that can heal your hurt, but only a touch from the Lord God Almighty can heal your wound.
God says “I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured” (Ezekiel 34:16 ESV). God is the only one that is able to heal, and bind up our wounds and restore us to our rightful place before Him. God is intentional about His actions, so therefore He “came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10 ESV). We may be in our darkest moment in life, but to God, “darkness is as light” to Him (Psalm 139:11-12 ESV). When God finds us, let’s allow Him to heal our wound, and restore us in our rightful place before Him.
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In this area, you will find monthly inspirational nuggets that will prayerfully inspire a deeper relationship with God, a deeper understanding of God's word, and/or inspire you to search the Scriptures even the more; all of which will prayerfully help you in your Christian walk as you seek to find acceptance and peace with where God has you right now in your life, and with what He is doing right now in your life. As always, be blessed!