I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is HEAL. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go!
Is it possible that God can heal you before you know you are injured?
//Sunday afternoon worship pulled from my very core an emotional bout of tears during a song I’ve heard and sung on many occasions- each time with a bright smile and glottal confession. I had no idea where the tears manifested.
“You are perfect in all of your ways. You are perfect in all of your ways to us.” The lyrics pressed into my chest like a branding, a calling, a reminder. God’s got this in all of his perfect ways.
After service, my husband held my hand as we walked down St. Paul Square back to our vehicle. It was the most beautiful Sunday afternoon we had encountered as of late. The lyrics caught on my clothes and again my eyes glossed over.
God was trying to tell me something.
“And I’m loved by you. That’s who I am.”
Later that week, I would encounter a time where I needed to pull from this same place in order to pray over my son. He was hurting and I needed to remind him that he is loved by the Most High. Caught in the emotion of not good enough, I reminded him that he is loved by God and that’s who he is. He is more than his circumstances.//
We are connected to our children in profound ways. God recognizes that. And before we can feel the injury, he has the healing ready for the taking.
Children are fragile beings and as parents we hurt when they hurt. It is what God built into us to alert us to higher action.
Beyond what we see, over the horizon of change, the Almighty has already constructed the outcome in our favor.
The incredible emotion that washed over me that morning, was a blanket of protection I needed to safeguard so that I could give it to my son in his time of need.
Thank you for your provision.
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