Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
The Lord has been tugging at my heart lately, urging me to trust Him more than ever before. That’s pretty easy to do cognitively and theologically. Sometimes emotionally, it’s another story. I know… we aren’t supposed to be led by our emotions. I know… God is faithful and the Bible is true… But in the brokenness of our hearts, so often, something seems to be holding us back from fully trusting Him. What is the “noise of your heart” telling you? Sometimes trusting the Lord isn’t all that easy for those who have been sexually abused – or who may be struggling with addictive sin. Oh, it’s super easy when everything is going our way, but sometimes it feels impossible when we’re going through tough challenges. That’s when the noise our hearts takes over. That’s when we have a hard time trusting the Lord because the people in our lives who should have been the safest for us were the most dangerous. The accuser whispers in our ears, “If God is so good, why did __________ happen?” Our own brokenness causes us to pull back. “If I couldn’t trust my parents who I could see, how can I trust a God that I can’t?”
I know... I’ve been there... There really are answers to those tough questions. There really can be healing in the core of our being. Reconciliation Ministries is here to help you overcome the effects of trauma and abuse. You can be free from sin. You can learn to trust the Lord in the depths of your soul. God is good. God does care. He will never let you down. When we learn to open up our hearts to Him, He won’t abuse us. He will restore us, strengthen us, and empower us far more than we ever dared to hope that He would.
If you or someone you care about needs help, call Reconciliation Ministries at 586.739.5114. We offer licensed professional counseling, prayer ministry, and peer support groups to help you heal from abuse and overcome life dominating sin. You can learn to embrace the life that Jesus has for you.