Monday, August 26, 2013

When We are Broken People in Need of Healing



There are some weeks that are harder to get through than others. Young people dying of overdoses, family friends having bad reports from medical tests, little children being threatened in schools, suffering is all around us.

Sometimes the only thing that we know for sure about our lives is that we are broken. We who have been affected by addictions in our loved ones are broken people who love broken people. We sometimes have to remember as pointed out in the AA Big Book that our loved ones are sick. And sometimes, we are sick, also.

We pray that those among us who are suffering will find the hospital of the soul, where Jesus is the Great Physician and He will bring them through the pain of recovery. We pray that their scars turn to stars in the kingdom of God. We pray for family reconciliation in whatever form that can come, knowing that it may not look like what we thought it would look like. My picture and dream has not turned out like I thought that it might, but I am not the wise Creator, weaving behind the scenes to make the very perfect ending. I still believe that He can and will.

We need the powerful armor of the Lord to protect us each day. We sometimes have to physically put it on by the prayers of our hearts.

Lord, we pray, heal our hearts, heal our souls, and make us whole. Glow through us, expand Yourself in us, heal us, and heal me. Lord, there doesn’t seem to be joy in living for many of your people right now. We need strong intervention and help from the throne of God. We are at Your mercy with a broken, frayed rope that can only be held together with Your cords of love. Heal us, help us, I pray once again and when I can’t pray another word then I say, Jesus, lover of my soul, bind our wounds and make us whole.  We all stand in need of healing at times. This is my time Lord.
Donna Collins Tinsley

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)

Be a three-strand cord to someone today by joining in prayer with us.

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