Use His Strength

If God wouldn’t have found me as a little girl, I wouldn’t be where or who I am today. The struggle has been tremendous to walk on with such a scathed, torched past.

When I cling to this great big God who walks with me and talks with me, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If I continuously focus on other people, I’m dead in the water. Don’t get me wrong, I have focused on other people for the majority of my life! And, I have been “dead in the water” for much of my time here.

You could find a smile on my face, but the inner turmoil raged.

I stayed in an abusive marriage for almost 18 years. I had this misguided belief that it was my job to save him.

“I wonder where that misguided believe came from,” I never said.

I know exactly where it came from – my mother and my father. All their children were bequeathed to their every whim. Serving them was the full-time rule of their house. If you didn’t serve them, you received complete and utter rejection.

I’m so thankful for that rejection today.

My eyes are now wide open! I can look at the future and smile. Maybe for the first time in a really long time, I feel a strong future is ahead for me and my family.

When you want to fall down and give up, try to let go and let God. It’s not a cliché, it’s the truth.

When you feel like your abuser’s voice is stronger, don’t believe them. When you feel like your past cannot be talked about, stay true to your story and use your mouth as a tool, a tool that can help walk you into freedom.

9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41 (NIV)

He hasn’t failed me yet and I know He never will. He is worthy of your trust.

Published by Gracedxoxo

I have the courage to tell my story to help others embrace theirs.

2 thoughts on “Use His Strength

  1. My granny would say, we don’t alwasy understand, and sometimes we won’t ever know why but everything does happen for a reason. I see the pain in my own life and they outcome years later, life happens for a reason. We have to be strong enough to believe it that. Sometimes the pain and lessons learned are in the end for us to help others, as you do with your blog.

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