Our Wounds

All women carry a wound deep in their hearts and souls. That wound is different for all of us. You know immediately what I’m talking about, don’t you? That certain subject or person that has hurt you so deeply – that even if you have made strides to forgive and move on – it’s like the embers are still inside of you burning a little bit.
Acknowledge that that wound exists in your life. Our wounds can have a hold on our life, you know. They can cripple us, if we let them. We can foster the hurt so much, that the wound changes who we are. We become a victim, never being able to overcome and rise above this particularly, painful point in our lives.
We need to realize that Satan sent these wounds to us on purpose. We did not suffer them by accident. Whatever your wound is – Satan sent it personally to YOU. He sent it to hinder you from being who you were meant to be. Are you going to let him?

We can submit our wounds to the Lord and allow Him to work in us through them. God can use our wounds as a ministry for him. Some days that thought may seem impossible – but we need to keep the faith. If God believes in us, who are we to give up on ourselves?
Don’t let Satan win. Don’t let him impact the course of your life. Don’t let him use your wound to make you feel ugly, unworthy, dirty, unwanted, hopeless, or small. Don’t let him force you to “settle” for less than the best you know you can give in your life.
~By Dionna Sanchez
madetomom@yahoo.com
http://www.EmphasisOnMoms.com

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristine
    Feb 19, 2008 @ 18:10:02

    “”Whatever your wound is – Satan sent it personally to YOU. He sent it to hinder you from being who you were meant to be.””

    Are you saying that every “wound” we experience is “sent” by Satan – or sovereignly allowed by God for our growth and maturity? If the former, is God somehow surprised by such experiences and is left to scurry along behind us, cleaning up messes as best He can, ex post facto? Of course He can and does “use our wounds as a ministry for him,” but the question has to do with whether or not God is sovereign. See Job 1 and 2. Satan touched Job, but he couldn’t lift a finger against God’s servant WITHOUT GOD’S PERMISSION.

    Another way of looking at it: Does God’s will rule in ALL that comes our way, good or bad? If God does not rule in ALL – even in allowing hurts and wounds and disappointments – then can He rule at all? At its core, is n’t the “problem of pain,” as C.S. Lewis called it, one of faithfulness and obedience – even in the midst of severe trials? See Job 2:10.

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  2. Dionna
    Feb 19, 2008 @ 19:42:21

    God does allow Satan to inflict us with wounds. Nothing can touch us (who serve the Lord) without first going through the filter of our Lord. That being said, our wounds and hurts are very personal to our lives. Satan uses them for a reason – sometimes to hinder us from a certain ministry or area where we can serve the Lord. Whether or not we overcome that and let God use it is our free will and choice.

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