Be Real-Hold out Hope

A dear friend tagged me with this on FB, and i am honored that altho she has never met me, she gets me.  i used to shoot drugs into my arms before knowing Jesus, watching the blood run down my arm made me feel alive in a twisted way, altho feeling so very dead….actually i was dead, but now i am alive in Christ.  i know many cutters, and i understand what they get from it.  Could we as the body, just stop and remember what we are all saved from….? Could we love and accept them as the beautiful creations that they are, and write love on their arms….and then wrap them in it, show some patience….God will do the changing, and we do the loving….hold out Hope…Thank you Jesus for holding out hope to me.

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6 responses to “Be Real-Hold out Hope

  1. I have a very dear friend who struggles with this addiction. Sexual abuse as a young child led her to a life of cutting to have a way to “release” the pain. Sexual abuse as a young child led me to a life of legalism trying to be “good enough” for God.

    Both of our “addictions” led us to one another through Celebrate Recovery. In our confidential groups we heard one another’s testimony and knew God had brought us both there to be healed.

    He’s working out His healing in our lives in many ways, but most amazingly, in being there for one another. Helping each other along.

    Pretty cool, huh?

  2. very cool! we are very much alike in different ways…only God can do that…love you Michelle

  3. I love you, too, Darla.

  4. God will do the changing, and we do the loving

    AMEN.

  5. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  6. Welcome Renato! use away, and feel free to leave comments or questions. I only ask that no one comes here to sell things. I did visit your blog and it was very helpful for what I was looking for.

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