Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Good Cleansing

It seems that everywhere I look and in most blog sites that I visit, there are frequent postings on all the struggles we seem to go through. Life is hard for so many. It leaves people broken with wounds that don't heal and scars that won't go away. Even in this, it is so encouraging to reflect on each bloggers journey, how they have overcome, and be encouraged to persevere. No matter what we are hit with that is negative in our life-illness, rebellious children, rejection, broken relationships, financial pressures, spiritual droughts-despite it all, God is in control. No matter how painful life may be, how beaten and broken we may get, our response to these situations in our life helps to make up our inner being, strengthen our spiritual souls, and equip us to better fulfil God's mission in and through us. Today I came across a most fitting verse for us as we seek to rid ourselves of our pain and struggles and seek God's control in our life. May you too be encouraged by this verse from Proverbs...
"Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beating purge the inmost being"~Proverbs 20:30
Last night I watch my septic patients body fight its infection. It's a challenging thing-full of pain and struggles as the body tries to compensate and return to its normal state-the state in which it was created to function in. One can die in this process if the cleansing isn't thorough. For an infection we have antibiotics and other supportive medications to fight the unwanted evil. As I was caring for this individual I realized my life, my spiritual battle and cleansing is like this. My body shakes and groins at my past pain, my failures, my wounds. This unwanted evil infection weakens me and at times I too have come close to touching death-a spiritual death. My spiritual antibiotic is God's Word. There is nothing more powerful then removing this infection that wants to control and kill me spiritually. The supportive medicine for my healing is not only God's grace but your life messages written out in your blogs. And I could not heal without prayer. My inmost being is fighting evil and this purging process seems to be a long and slow process but if it reveals the me that God created me to be it. I am willing to be made willing (Beth Moore quote). I am thankful.

God is in control-not the wounds and evil that try to plague me. God is in control if I let Him be.

In Him~Pamela (MrsJoeB)


Amy said...

"If" is a small word with a lot of power, amen?

~God is in control 'if' I let Him be.~

Thank you for your encouraging words...I am still praying for you and your family.

God Bless,

much2ponder said...

Amen to that! Yesterday I spent a little time in Romans 8, where it speaks specifically about our sinful nature and the nature the Lord gives us through the Holy Spirit. I love it! You have probably read it many times, but this scripture is so full and says so much about the freedom we have when we do as you said, let the Lord heal us. God is good, amen?
Very good post!

Mari said...

Amen to your words Pam.
Pain is hard but it surely can draw you closer to God.
I'm still praying for your girls. God's truth will be known, sooner or later

Sarah said...

Your prayers are so much appreciated--thank you for your words both in your comment on my blog and in your most recent post.

Laura said...

It is so good to hear these words from you, Pamela! Knowing what you are going through, and yet, you still have such an attitude of inspirational. Thank you, friend.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting me via the net over the weekend! Hope all is well with your family.

This post was a great one!

XO- Heather

HIS Daughter said...

I loved this Pam. I appreciate your gracious comment at my blog.

Somehow through the title of your blog I feel you and I have known wounds and how GOD'S gift of grace heals what no one else could.

HE will keep us and give us grace for each trial. HE knows the beginning, the middle and the end. HE sees our names written in the Lambs Book of Life from the foundation of the world (Revelations 17:8).

Our trials give us the perserverance that endures and I know that pleases HIM. When we love HIM through suffering and pain.

Blessings and prayers,

Pat said...

I so love God's words that say:
In this world you will have trouble but take heart...
I have overcome the world!
Praise His Name!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Such truth in your thoughts here! We are a weary and battlew-worn people. When you have an opportunity, I want you to come over and read my latest post. I wrote it from a deep place and with so many of us in mind...especially those in hearty portion of struggle right now.