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How Can It Be?


As we look around, we see the many wounded souls who are filled with sadness, despair, pain, and suffering. They walk in bondage to their pasts and walk paths of brokenness instead of wholeness. But Christ came to set us free! His Word is True. He is the Key to overcoming all that we face in this life. No matter our struggles. No matter our shame. We can give it all to The One who already knows the outcome and has already come to set us free. Our freedom is found in Him.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

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Let It Go


A message to someone who is hurting from the wounds of abuse and adultery…

Sometimes we have to just let it go…

and take a stand.

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13


The Book of Life…


I saw this Charlie Brown cartoon and wanted to share with you. This is so true. In the Book of Life, the answers are not in the back. We can’t cheat and read the ending of our stories. We just need to walk it out and trust the Author! God knows our beginning and our end… and all that’s in-between.


Lingering Whispers Of Hope (7-13-2015)


Lingering Whispers Of Hope (7-13-2015).

via Lingering Whispers Of Hope (7-13-2015).


Repentance


Repentance…

my thought for the day.

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 4:17


Abuser Magnet or Victim Mentality?


Have any of you ever felt like an abuser magnet or someone who just draws abusive men or women to you? Have you ever felt like you had “sucker” written across your forehead?  You see, these abusive men and women are manipulating, deceiving, and controlling. They know what characteristics to watch for in people to identify those who can be their next victim. I picture them like a spider weaving a huge spider web. They are predatory and bait unsuspecting victims into their traps.

These predators know where to look for their next unsuspecting victim depending on what they want whether at bars, internet dating, singles groups, etc. They also know what to look for… Some look for the women who appear to have low self-esteem and /or lack of self-confidence.  Each time any of us are mistreated or abused, it causes more wounds and causes our self-esteem and self-confidence to take another downward plunge. Our damaged self-image is obvious to these abusive people who prey on others. They identify those who they can sweet-talk and sugar-coat their words to draw them into their traps.  It is a vicious cycle that keeps continuing until we overcome our victim mentality and become victorious.  Some of the traits that they look for is “sweet”, “kind”, “innocent”, and “naive”. Now you may ask how I know this… Well because these are the words that my ex used to describe me and his next wife when he told me that she was just like me.  He had found his next victim…

I encourage all who have been victims to heal before allowing anther person into your life. When we are wounded, we look through distorted eyes. But when we are whole and self-confident, we look with clear vision.  You may be surprised how different the view is when your vision is clear…

And I can also tell you that God heals and God restores. He has plans for each of our lives that are for good, not for harm… to give us a future and a hope. God does not want any of us abused or misused. Seek Him and allow Him to guide your path into your future.

Dear Lord, I pray for healing and restoration of all victims of abuse. I pray that all captives will be set free from the strongholds that keep them in bondage, whether victims or those who abuse. Turn hearts to You, Lord and let them see Your Light shine and guide them out of the darkness… in Jesus’ Name. Amen

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

Photo by  www.etsy.com  and labmf.org


Abused? A New Spiritual Birth is Coming


Many have struggled with brokenness and depression from various abuses, and this message is for all. In your place of darkness in your most broken state, is where God was working to heal you and restore you as you cried out to Him. Like a baby in a womb, God has been preparing you for His calling in your life before He births you again into the world to do His work. He has a birth plan for all of us… We just have to trust Him.Confirmations from God…have poured in today.Of the calling in our lives…as He guides our way.The first mentioned a womb…where a baby awaits birth.A place of total darkness…for growth in strength and girth.And this is the year…that our destiny will arise.As God is raising the broken…with Him by their side.

via Abused? A New Spiritual Birth is Coming.


So Many Painful Memories


I want to share this song with you that I heard today.  As this “mashup” played, it symbolized my mixed emotions of the day. I want to remind all of you that no matter what you are going through, God is there to help you. Just reach for Him. He is the Key to overcoming!

So Many Painful Memories.

via So Many Painful Memories.


Jesus is my Savior, not my religion


https://i0.wp.com/27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwdv3rg2Qn1r2ye6to1_500.jpgFor years, I sat in church every Sunday doing what I thought I was supposed to as a believer in Christ. But then something changed! My life as I knew was shattered.  I was broken. I had been wounded by years of abuse and deception where I did not even know who I was because of lies. I needed more…

The only Truth that I knew was God and His Son who gave His life for me.   I cried out to God in my brokenness. And He answered!. I had believed in Jesus before… but now I experienced His Presence. He saved me. He rescued me.  I developed a personal relationship with Him. Finally, I realized that it was never supposed to be about religion… It was was all about Him.

Dear Lord, I pray that You turn more hearts to You so that they will know You and feel Your presence. I ask You to soften their hardened hearts and open their eyes and ears to hear and see You. Bring more of Your children into a deep, intimate relationship with You so that they will walk in obedience with You… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Footprints in the Sand


 

As I listen to this song, the tears just flow. I can tell you that as I look back over the last several years, I can see how God has carried me through all of my brokenness, through all of my pain, and all of the darkness that tried to engulf me. There is only One set of Footprints. He carried me. He took care of me. And I know that He is doing the same for many more. His promises are real. Trust Him…

God will carry you,
through struggles and pain,
when you reach for Him,
and call out His Name.
Like His footprints,
alone in the sand,
He will carry you,
in His mighty Hands.

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com