Needed Hope

A dear sister in Christ commented on one of my FB posts today and just someone else knowing, getting me, set me to tears….mostly happy ones of course. She and I have never met in person but have both experienced horrors we pray others continue to be unable to comprehend while knowing many are out there like ourselves……this was her comment…….

“I praise God for you! Most people have no frame of reference for what you have gone through maybe only a handful will understand how powerful his hand is on your life! “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” –Chuck Swindoll You are defined by God and God alone. He identifies you as his own (2 Corinthians 1:22).
You are a trophy of his grace and love!”

I think a central part of the human person wants to be known and understood. I remember trying so hard to acclimate when we were set free, and become “normal” like the people around me but it just wouldn’t happen, why? I thought…..well in part because Id never been in an atmosphere that allowed for normal emotional, relational growth….I had set an expectation or hope for myself that was to high to demand of my self over night. What helped most is this beautiful personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that took me quite by surprise, but also getting in contact with and knowing there are others who have been here too. and are on the journey of healing in Christ that I am, bringing so much needed hope.

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