I was asked to write a blog for http://www.livingrevelations.com/on-the-other-side-of-pain-is-healing/
We all experienced pain. Some wounds are deeper than others and can seem impossible to ever heal. While there may seem to be different remedies to heal our wounds, there is only one true remedy and that is Jesus. On the other side of pain is healing.
I have been through painful situations in my life that damaged me. I was abandoned by my mother and father at age 3, went through sexual abuse, and much more.
The things of this world filled me temporarily, but I would then be left back alone with extreme brokenness. Patching up the pain by doing dark things that were of this world only deepened the pain.
I wanted to end my life, but I decided to give Jesus a chance. I told God, “If you’re real show yourself. If there is a purpose for my life please show me because I can’t do this anymore.”
That day I surrendered my life to Jesus and that was the start of my journey towards healing and restoration.
I thought ending my life was the only solution, but I found hope in Jesus.
My scars today now show others that God is my healer.
God was faithful and answered my prayer and I know He will answer yours too. I don’t know the pain you are carrying, but know that you have a loving father in heaven who wants to heal you.
God has the ability to erase your old and helpless life and make it new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Praise God for giving us Jesus who brings restoration and forgiveness to our lives. My scars are very real, but I also see Jesus all over it. He brought me forgiveness, redemption, and healing to my heart and life. Jesus showed me that on the other side of pain is healing and hope.
We no longer have to live in shame or condemnation because Jesus bore all of that on the cross for us. Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Jesus makes us white as snow (Isaiah 1:18) and will put together our brokenness into something beautiful to give hope to other broken people.
I now get to travel as a speaker and share my testimony and teach the Word of God to others. I understand the power of scars which led me to start a ministry called Authentic You. The purpose of this ministry is to share testimonies of other women who have been through hardships but got through because of what God has done.
God is so merciful to take away our sinful life and give us an abundant and eternal life with Him. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—.”
Will you accept the gift of grace and salvation that Jesus freely gives? Will you surrender your life to Jesus and allow him to heal your pains so that you can be used?
There is a life so full waiting for you on the other side of pain. No matter what you’ve been through, Jesus has still chosen you to carry His light to this world. Jesus still has purpose for you even with your scars.
God’s promise is to bring you from darkness into His light. 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
My prayer is that you would chose to live in freedom and not be bound to pain, hurts, and doubts. Lay your life down to Jesus and you will find healing and hope. So remember, on the other side of pain is healing.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that through you healing is always made possible.