healing

LEAVE IT AT THE CROSS – NO MORE SHAME

The word shame makes me cringe. It does so, because I know how detrimental that feeling can be. It leaves a person paralyzed in fear, feeling empty and hopeless. I know all to well, the damage that feeling can cause in a persons life. I’ve been there.

There are 2 different reasons people (women in particular) experience shame. I would like to shed some light to these areas, for the sake of healing.

THE FIRST: RELEASE SHAME

  • Things we may have done in the past.

I wanna be clear; nothing we do, or have done, can cause God to look at us with contempt. As long as we are waiting upon the Lords return, we are given the gift of forgiveness. Not only do we receive forgiveness but, we can be transformed in our minds. Then, it goes another step further – to be transformed in our life all together. God takes our mess and He makes something beautiful out of it, if we allow Him to. He will keep us standing strong on Him (our Rock and Salvation).

“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬




It is important to be aware, that we have an enemy of our souls. His job is to get us off course and keep us off track. He is a liar and a manipulator. He would love to see us down at our lowest and keep us there.

 
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” ‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭NASB‬‬




Jesus comes to give us life and to live an abundant life through Him and His truth. Satan on the other hand whispers lies and condemnation. He wants to steal our future that God has laid out before us. What we need to understand, is the only weapon, the enemy uses against us, are LIES!!! He is the father of lies. [John 8:44] There is NO truth in what he speaks. But, Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. [John 14:6]

Friend, we must learn to discern what whispers are coming into our mind. Learning to grasp Gods truth in our hearts can only come with spending time with our Father. It’s where we find truth. It’s where we find healing. It’s where we begin to find our purpose.
God sees our value! He is looking at us towards the future because, He alone knows what we are capable of before we could even imagine the possibilities in our life.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Don’t let the shame of your past keep you in a place of darkness. God desires that we come to His glorious light. That we be found in Him.

THE SECOND – IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT 

  • Unfortunate things have happened in your life that you had no control over. Things, that are to shameful to think about so you keep it bottled inside and it effects many areas of your life and how you see yourself.

First off I wanna say, it’s not your fault! No matter how much the enemy tries to throw lies at you saying that “it’s your fault; you put yourself in that situation, and/or you deserved it because of who you are or were”. I wanna remind you that our Creator sees you as the precious gem you are! You have been hand picked by God and He is wild about you!
I have experienced shame in both areas of my life. I’ve felt shame because of the things I’ve done. I’ve also felt shame, because of things, done to me. I can tell you confidently that healing can come, if we truly seek it! IMG_8773

“Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.” ‭Psalm‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭AMP

“From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety,” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:2‬ ‭NLT

“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.” Psalms‬ ‭34:4-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In my early and young Christian days I was told by a great mentor to read Psalms. Many of the Psalms are laments. But, each cry or fear ended with giving God praise and thanking Him for being our refuge and our strong tower.
FIND A SAFE PLACE

Friend, I wanna encourage you to find someone who you trust. A leader, a Pastor, or a minister who will pray with you and for you! It is important that you surround yourself with safe people who genuinely care for your healing.
If you don’t know who you can trust – then, I encourage you to seek counseling. Seek a counselor who lives and practices by the word of God. If you don’t know where to find counselors let me invite you to click here and search for the help you need.


PRAISE THROUGH YOUR HEALING



I have learned in this journey of healing, to give God praise even when it hurts. I spoke healing over my heavy heart, even when I didn’t see it. It took FAITH! Another thing I have learned through this has been forgiveness. Forgivenesses towards myself and for the perpetrator.

If I could be honest, forgiveness has been the most challenging part of my journey, yet, thee most rewarding! I had to learn to give up the right to be angry, to hold onto unforgiveness.
God desires that we offer forgiveness just as He has freely forgiven us and given us the gift of His Son Jesus. This was certainly NOT easy. But each day I had to take a step of faith and trust God through my journey.

Let me encourage you friend, if you are dealing with shame, first of all; find healing in Jesus. Remember, that this will require a step of faith on your part. It’s a day to day process. Second; let forgiveness fill your heart. Forgive yourself and/or the other person(s). You have the right to be set free from condemnation, guilt and fear. And, from feeling responsible for what has happened to you.
Remember, that when Jesus took up the cross – He took up our shame, and every weight that would try to hold us down. Receive your healing today in the name of JESUS!
Praying for your healing! May today be the start to a road of recovery. Hang that shame on the cross. ✝️

Rest in Him friend,

With Love,

Rosie Hernandez

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STEADY YOUR FEET – LIFE IS A WILD RIDE

Every now and then – life can throw you a curveball. Make sure your feet are steady on the ground – so you won’t go flying with it at high speed. Bend those knees and stand your ground – life can hit you hard sometimes…

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,” Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We are affirmed to STAND! Evil days will come. Life will hit us hard. Paul prepares the church for such life events.

It’s inevitable, that moments in this life will shake our foundation. By the time we have reached adulthood, we very well, may have experienced some kind of issue in life that has rumbled our ground. Maybe a heartbreak, a loss, or a betrayal? We can learn to face tomorrow with hope.


“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for HE who promised is faithful.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 


The writer of Hebrews is admonishing us to hold unswervingly to hope. In other words stay the course – hold tight, as the road swerves – remain steadfast in our faith.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬


This passage is clearly giving us direction on how to face trials in this life. 

  1. Be joyful in hope. Even when we don’t understand what’s going on or why – we make the choice to remain joyful, because we are trusting that God is working things out for our good.
  2. Patient in affliction. As our lives are turned upside down, we must wait and trust God through this process.  
  3. Faithful in prayer. Prayer is the key – to be able to take the steps and persevere through the first two directions. 

If our prayer life is lacking – our ability to remain joyful in hope will lack. If our prayer life is weak – our ability to be patient in affliction will be weak. Prayer is key, to apply this verse in its richness, so that we can experience the fullness of this verse in our lives.

Here’s where the problem begins, and why we fall on our face through trials of life…

  • We aren’t spending enough quiet time with God. 
  • We put our focus on the problem – rather, than on the problem solver – JESUS. 
  • We allow issues of life to cause us, to lose heart.


Instead of telling God, how big your problems are – tell your problems, how big your God is.

A few years ago I experienced something as a mother that rocked my world. My daughter Faith began to have what seemed as some type of seizures at the age of 6 months old. I can still go back to that fear that began to take place in our hearts. Wondering, what this would do to her future? Would this last all her life? How bad would this become? Would she be able to live a normal life? All these things, just racing through my mind. One day my husband and I were just holding each other as, Faith had just gone through another episode. As we held each other broken – my husband spoke out loud, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” {Job 13:15} Immediately as he spoke Gods word, I began to have this sense of peace. Like I knew in my heart – that we were gonna be ok. 

Months later I was at church, checking on Faith in the nursery. The woman who was watching her, is a faithful woman of God and is very sensitive to the Holy Spirit. She spoke to me about Faiths condition. She encouraged me to lay hands on Faith and my husband and pray healing over their lives. I knew she had heard from God when she said; “You need to speak that word ‘seizure’ and command it to leave their body”. When I prayed over them – I feared saying the word ‘seizure’, because I felt as if I was accepting it in their lives.

Well good news is, I did as she encouraged me to do. As of today both my husband and my daughter Faith live a life free of epilepsy.

“Instead of telling God, how big my problem is – I told my problem, how big my God is!” 

The very one who made this earth come into existence by just speaking – gave me the authority in His name, to speak healing over my family. I had to completely rely on my BIG God for this miracle. 


Friends, God gives this authority not only to me, but to us all who believe we can possess it in faith, to bring His name GLORY!
God doesn’t want us to be blown away and tossed by the sea, like the waves. He wants us to be steady in our walk – immovable, unshakable and ready to hit the ground standing tall on our knees, when life hits hard.

My friend, Jesus is our answer. He is our HOPE. He is our PEACE. He is our LOVE.

 

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114 NIV

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV”

DON’T let fear have control over your emotions! You can bring them into subjection. YOU have that power through Jesus Christ! Remain steadfast in Christ. God will not put you to shame! Today is National Day of Prayer! Let me encourage you to PRAY! Pray. Pray. Pray.

 

Rest in Him friend,

With Love,

Rosie Hernandez