I asked Jesus Christ into my heart. Yes, He was real to me. But His truth was not nourished and embedded in my heart. The battle raged on. I was thrust into the struggle without the proper armor. I was young, I was weak, I was confused. Through relationships, I became controlled and manipulated to succumb to Satan‘s invitations. My insecurity ruled me, after all, this was what the fallen angel wanted. I listened to the Wrong Voices.
I failed. I scraped my knees while falling. But I can get up. With God’s power I am being made whole again. It is a journey. I will NOT be controlled again by anyone or anything but Christ. Do I believe this? Now, Lord help me with my unbelief!
The Lord wants us to be as healthy as we can be even though this world is so desperately flawed. Sickness in so many forms resonate from the original fall, but our present sins are also influencing these developments every minute of the day. Strive for perfection, say ye? NO, of course not, because that is not attainable on earth. But listening to the Holy Spirit to allow His guidance, is here in this present day world, as Jesus promised before He went to be with the Father God.
Emotional and mental illness is a complex issue. Educated doctors are still baffled over which pill will calm you, which pill will keep you centered on life, what therapy will help you get well. I am certainly not against help. But the counsel and therapy offered through Jesus Christ and the Bible should be sought first and foremost for the Christian. And remember what the Bible says about fellowship? This is so important, I believe, especially for women of today. (ALL AGES) This includes mentoring, praying together, laughing together, grieving together, etc.
Jo Ann Fore has been a “wounded woman”. Through God’s Grace, she has found her voice and wants to be involved with healing of other women, partnering with the Lord. She is offering information and experience for today’s women to help them find their voice. Have you been to her Face Book site “Writing Where It Hurts“? And where does it hurt? Only you know where it hurts and how it hurts. Why not journal and write about it to help get your thoughts down before you and God as you pray.
Look for Jo Ann’s new book, When A Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference, soon to be released.