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If you are visiting here today from my P31 Devotion, Even in the Darkness, welcome!! I am so thankful the Lord brought you here today. I am trusting He brought you for a reason. Maybe you too find yourself locked in a prison of fear. Perhaps darkness shrouds your heart. Maybe you feel that all hope is gone.
Friend, don’t believe these lies!! God wants His highest and best for your life. He brought you here today to speak into your darkness! He has powerful truths He wants to teach you, amazing love He wants to reveal to you, and everlasting hope He wants to offer you.
Twenty-six years ago, just days after my college graduation, an armed, masked man hiding inside my apartment raped me. For years I lived locked in a prison of fear, unforgiveness, and hopelessness. Being a victim defined my life and left me physically void. I believed that this man stole my every hope and dream.
But God!!! God’s love and His Word set my heart free! I learned that within the confines of God’s story, His Holy Scriptures, nothing had been stolen from me, but rather everything given to me. My life, which felt so hopeless, so out of control, was in reality full of hope and in complete control… God’s control.
My book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, shares how God healed this broken place in my life and worked mightily not only to restore all that I had lost but also to give me abunantly more than I could have ever asked or imagined.
If you want to find this kind of Hope and live in full and complete freedom from that which imprisons you, please join me for my newest on-line study through my book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, the Transforming Power of God’s Story. It will begin mid-April and run through the last week of May. My prayer is that through this study, you too, will see that the Bible is not merely a book but a living, God-breathed letter written especially for you. It transformed my life and infused me with a new power…a joy…that I had never experienced before.
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I want to leave you today with encouragement from God’s Word. Each verse is taken from a chapter of Hidden Joy.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
When they walk through the Valley of Weeping it will become a place of springs where pools of blessings and refreshment collect after rains! Psalm 84:6
I will give you treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Let me close us in prayer today,
Heavenly Father, You led each woman here today because You have a powerful work You want to do in her life. I pray that as she continues seeking You for hope and healing in her life, You will give her eyes to see and ears to hear your every Word and leading. Thank You for Your promise that when we seek You with all our hearts, we will find you!! I pray that each woman who stopped here today will experience You in a powerfully personal way today. Touch her in a tender way so that she knows You hear the cry of her heart. Thank You in advance for all You will do in her life today and from this day forward. We ask this in Jesus powerful and Holy name. Amen!!