This post popped up in my “memories” on Facebook so I’m sharing it here!
• REMEMBER, God can’t heal what you conceal! 😉
Will you allow God to touch those hidden places and the very things you tried to keep hidden because of shame?
One morning as I was reading in John 4 about the woman at the well, tears began to fall from my eyes. It felt as if God was speaking directly to my heart, “Little girl, be healed.” I could see myself in that woman! Being so thirsty for something but going to the wrong things and people thinking they could quench that thirst. This woman had been married five times and when Jesus told her that the man she was currently living with was not her husband, she changed the conversation. But why? Was she ashamed of something? Had she been looking for something in those men that none of them could give her? I couldn’t help but wonder if something happened to her as a child that caused her to have so many dysfunctional relationships, going from one marriage to another, still being devoid of the quenching her soul longed for. Were there still broken pieces of her heart that weren’t mended together? Was she the little girl that was touched by that family member and was told never to say anything? Was she that little girl that caught the eyes of a teenager who in turn did things to her that no child should experience at such a young age? Was she that little girl who was so quiet that she just let people run over her? I couldn’t help but wonder! What happened? Why was she in this cycle? Then I realized every single thing that had just popped up in my mind happened to me. Those roots were now above ground and exposed to the SON! I managed to keep all those things hidden and locked away in a volt in my heart that I thought I would never have to dig up. I failed to tell people because of the shame. In turn, I kept moving forward without addressing those things, failing to see the effect it had on my decision making and the damage it was causing in my life. I would jump in and out of things looking for something that wasn’t fulfilling, which in turn still left me empty. I was seeking what only Jesus could give me!
But on that blessed morning, that same little girl cried out. I no longer wanted to hide those things. I wanted to expose them because I knew I was in the presence of God. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY! I wanted to be free! I wanted to GROW up and be that woman God has created me to be…HEALED, WHOLE, and leaving all of that mess behind me!
On that very morning, those dark places were exposed to the light and all guilt and shame was gone!!
Whatever has happened to you, trust me God can heal the bitterness, guilt, shame, etc., whatever’s in your heart. Dig up those things that you dare not to face so that God can heal you! Give Him everything. Let Him wash away all of the guilt and shame! He is able! Trust Him! Allow the CYCLES to STOP!
Will you allow that little girl the chance to grow up? She is destined to be WHOLE, FREE, DELIVERED!!
“The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. ) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water…but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life…Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him…Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.””
-John 4:9-10, 14, 28-30, 39