“I know not if tomorrow’s way be steep or rough; But when His hand is guiding me, that is enough.” Unknown (Pg. 125)
Through the start of chapter six of the Mended Heart, Suzanne Eller talks about two young woman who lost they’er since of safety. They lost their since of security and safe feelings that we take for granted every day. They were hurt emotionally and physically. They lost their trust in people at a young age. They’er hearts were stolen in away, because they didn’t feel safe to grow and to be who they were made to be.
One felt dirty and ashamed, “she lost her joy.” (pg. 126). She thought herself worthless. Another lost her feeling of being safe and her trust in others, that they would be there for her when she needed them the most.
“These are the kinds of lessons that are imprinted on the heart of a woman/child when she is overpowered by someone or something bigger than she is. These painful lessons are hard to unlearn, and they often leave their “student” with an inability to trust.” (Pg. 127)
People can start feel this way from a drastic event that has happened in their life. Like being mugged, abused, or assaulted. But you can also start to feel distrust and a lack of safety and security from one small broken promise and one harsh word at a time, if it is done enough. You may not notice it at first, but over time it builds up to a lot of broken promises and harsh words. Then one day you realize you just don’t trust others like you used to.
If you have lost your since of feeling safe and secure, or even lost your since of worth as a child because of others actions. Your since of well being was stolen. It can be hared to get back. But Jesus didn’t come to earth to let you continue to feel worthless.
He came to show and tell you how much you are worth to Him. To gain back your trust. He came to teach us many things and one of them is to trust even when afraid. To have faith in Him, that He is worth our trust.
He always keeps His promises. He never lies. He never cheats. He never uses you. He is always there for you. He is always compassionate. He is always loving. 🙂
He will never let you down. He wants to heal our broken places. It may not always be how we want it done. But it is always for our best. He looks not just at the now but at the future. Sometimes He heals us quickly and sometimes not so quickly. But He does it to get to the root of our broken places. So that we can be completely healed in the end.
“When you have been robbed, harmed and stolen from by someone bigger than you, Jesus’ mission is to take your wellbeing back from the enemy and return it with His touch.” (pg. 131)
“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:48)(pg. 130)
(The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Chapter six, pages 125-131, underlined. Verse at the end also used from the book)