The tone of my quiet times (the time I choose to spend daily with God) has changed in the past few months. I didn’t notice it at first. For so many years the Lord was disciplining me and healing me. Repentance and remorse became companions of mine. I embraced them because I wanted to get better. (See “my friend remorse”) But lately my quiet times have been so refreshing.
My first Young Life club is scheduled for November 22. I am so excited that I can hardly wait. Some young people have grown up in overwhelming darkness, and serious addictions take root easily in an environment of despair. Some of the struggles that the teenagers at my school suffer under are not intimidating to me. Attachment disorder symptoms, drug addictions, food addictions, and sexual addictions can be broken. I know healing is possible in this lifetime if we are willing to walk with God. This is the good news that Jesus brings to us. Healing is possible in this lifetime from even the deepest emotional wounds. I know this from my own experience. I believe it with all my heart.
“God’s care for humanity was so great that he sent his unique Son among us, so that those who count on him might not lead a futile and failing existence, but have the undying life of God himself.” John 3:16