She just needed a little money to finish college. The price was steep, but she reasoned to herself that she wouldn’t pay it for long. She was only ten units away from earning her degree.
But the price is always steeper than expected when the Enemy is offering the solution to our problems. Before she knew it, she was the one wearing a price tag.
When she finally escaped the man who had trafficked her, she still didn’t have the money for college. Instead, she was completely broken and had a baby on the way. It was difficult to believe that anyone or anything had the power to heal her heart’s deepest wounds.
Then Jesus stepped in.
“He helped me to see that I could never be too far gone and that He came to die for people just like me,” she said.
“When I thought He had given up on me, I look back now and realize that in my darkest moments, He was right there next to me.”1
I don’t know what wounds you carry, but maybe you have doubts about whether they can be healed, like this young woman did. Am I too far gone? Has God given up on me?
Maybe your heartbreak is so overwhelming that you can’t imagine healing and relief. I understand. I’ve been there.
But this truth is eternal: nothing is too hard for God.
God wanted to be sure you knew this was true, so He included in Scripture countless stories of shattered lives that He made whole.
David had a child through adultery and had his lover’s husband murdered, yet he went on to become known as a man after God’s own heart. Mary Magdalene was possessed by demons, yet she was delivered from them and, later, was the first to see the risen Christ! The Samaritan woman had a long line of broken relationships, and her bad reputation made her a social outcast. But after she met Christ, she became the first missionary to her village.
We could go on and on to make this point: God restores people.
What about you? Do you want to know that God’s healing power is enough for you too? Come into His presence and risk asking this question: “My God, can You heal the deepest wounds of my heart?”
Then open your heart to hear His sweet response:
All things are possible with [Me]. — Mark 10:27
There is no place so dark that the love of Christ can’t find you and heal you.
Five Minutes in the Word
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. — Psalm 51:12
Though You have made me see troubles, many and bitter, You will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth You will again bring me up. — Psalm 71:20
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. — Psalm 6:2
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are the one I praise. — Jeremiah 17:14
The word of God will never fail. — Luke 1:37 NLT
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. — Psalm 40:2 NLT
- “Her Story,” Trafficking Hope Louisiana, updated January 26, 2016, http://www.traffickinghopela.org/hope-updates/.
Excerpted with permission from 5 Minutes with Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul by Sheila Walsh, copyright Sheila Walsh.
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