Dear reader, are you going through bitter experiences in life which cause tremendous emotional and physical pain? Are you being battered with unfair criticism, character assassination, loss of dignity and reputation, misrepresentation and misinterpretation of your words or deeds? When the enemy uses people who are dear to you, the pain seem to increase without leaps and bounds. But your greatest comfort today comes your Lord who endured the same treatment form this world. If you are under the attack of the enemy, it is an indication that you truly follow the Lord. The enemy will use all possible means to weaken your faith, pull you back and make you stumble from your spiritual walk. His cruel attack will be like plowing on your emotions with long and deep furrows. It takes longer to heal an emotional wound as compared to a physical bruise. But our Lord will be with us as we go through such experiences to strengthen us. He will minister unto our emotional and spiritual needs and give us strength and grace to endure the pain caused by bitter experiences. He is the Balm of Gilead and will soothe and heal our broken heart. He was in the dungeon to soothe the heart of Joseph and Paul. He was with Daniel while he was in the lion’s den. He was with Jacob when he thought all was lost. He was with the Hebrew youth when they were in the fiery furnace. He was with Job when he endured unexplainable physical and emotional trauma. Yes, there are times when we are plowed with long furrows. But our Lord will make channels of blessings out of the furrows. He will help us to sing songs of deliverance in the midst of our dungeon experiences. He will heal us of all our emotional injuries and make us whole. The enemy will not have victory over us because our future is secure in the Lord. He has already planned a wonderful eternity for us where the tactics of the enemy will not enter. This hope is sufficient for us to keep moving forward with praise in our hearts and smile on our faces.
Psalms 129:2 – They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained victory over me. Thought for Today The grace of our Lord turns our painful furrows into channels of joy and praise.