“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying “Peace, peace” but there is no peace.” -Jeremiah 6:14
We have all been there or are there. Superficially covering the wounds and sins of life. I wore a mask of denial, but I am now free through Jesus our Savior. Through life’s journeys, trials and tribulations I now find joy. A true joy that has led me to a peace that I want to share and pass on as I am called to do.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27.
A short 4 years ago I never thought I would be able to say I found joy, much less peace. Our lives were shaken by trials I knew nothing about. Addiction. Addiction was something that I did not want to know about. I watched my beautiful daughter slowly go further and further away. I wanted to “fix her”, but soon realized addiction is greater than I am and greater than she is. I saw firsthand the path of destruction addiction leaves behind. I remember just sitting and staring in unbelief. I wanted answers of why and how? I now know this was in my life to learn about something I knew nothing about. Consider it all joy my brethren, when you encounter various trials…James 1:2.
Through my journey of searching for answers I met many people along the way who were broken too. It was not just me or my family, it was those in my church family, those I worked with, and those in my community that have all been affected or are still affected. As I began to pray, study, hear, and move forward God opened my eyes to understanding and compassion. My compassion has become overwhelming to minister to woman around me who are searching for hope, love and a life received from the true healing in our Lord. Brokenness comes in so many different avenues leading down roads of destruction and a feeling of hopelessness.
There is hope. There is life to live and to serve. Come to me , all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 5:28
Psalms 40: 1-2 “I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.