"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, September 06, 2012


“Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.”
― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

Healing of the wounds others have done to us in the past and even in the present is all about our recovery to victory.

I know without a doubt we all can relate.

I certainly did not like what I went through growing up.

I would of rathered that my parents loved one another, not fight and use nasty terms against one another and then end up divorcing when I was eleven. Forcing our family to split and me to move away with my mum who remarried soon there after.

I would of surely rathered not my older brother experiment on me sexually for his own pleasure when I knew no better at such a young age. Bringing on confusement and extreme fear.

I would of rathered that my earthly father had not ignore me and made me feel like I was a burden to him.

I would of rather forget the poor sick relationships both sexually and emotionally that I engaged in later on because of my emotional pain. I could go on and on.

But, I know "they" cannot hurt me any longer. Because the more I heal and the more I know who I am in Christ and that I am forgiven and that I forgive myself. Sure, unfortunately satan will dig up stuff that I thought was under the bridge. But, I am quicker to counteract his lies with the Word of God and His truth!

I hope this was some of an encouragement to any of you out there.



  1. JBR your honesty ceases to amaze me. You've no idea how you touch the hearts of people that are hurting by your own testimony. This post reminded me of how much our God loves us and no matter what we've gone through or going through his love never ceases. Thanks for being the real you. I'm begining to see more and more the title of your blog's meaning. God Bless.

  2. Hi JBR,
    Yes, this world is full of hurts and bad memories, there is one thing in particular that I would not be able to forgive myself for if my beautiful Lord had not said two thousand years ago 'forgive them Father for they know not what they do'. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and so are you. God wants for all men to come to repentance and receive forgiveness in Jesus.

  3. Yes God has healed me of many hurts and He continues to do so. Love and prayers for you

  4. Hi hon,
    Thank you for sharing and being so open and honest. I really love this about you.


  5. And the work in each of us is not done yet...But by His grace, we will overcome. You will overcome...your words from your heart spills courage, strength, and I know many out here are built up because of that. I know because you encourage me so. Blessings.


  7. There are so many bits and pieces of your story that are similar to mine - so your words are especially significant to me. Thank you for sharing your heart, and the quote above. I am thinking that I really need to read that book!

  8. This is so sad to read. But I'm glad you find healing in your God.

  9. I am rejoices in the fact that you have reached this point in life, JBR! Now go out and live each day with joy and contentment! Make up for the lost time!

  10. JBR,

    Yes it is indeed an encouragement because no doubt everyone has scares some deeper than others, but as you well point out the power of our healing is in Jesus Christ. For us, there is no greater defense to ward off Satan’s attacks than that of God’s word and know that a day is coming when the Lord will remove all of our scares forever, and I believe that day is coming soon!

    I invite you and those who read this comment to visit my blog site at Thought of the Week Devotion. This weeks devotion is titled, ”Remembering 9/11”.


  11. Definitely encouraging. Thank you.

  12. So very true! Thanks for being such an encourager~

  13. Praise God, He heals all our wounds!

    Blessings, precious one~

  14. Just glimpsed the prior post..drive thru recovery...what ever works.

  15. our past have many valuable lessons. one's we can choose to learn from. i'm sure we'd all much rather not have them, but life's no fairy tale, so it's up to us to make the better of that which is handed to us. hugs and love!

  16. Hi JBR. I love reading your posts. I find so much encouragement in them. It is so important to let people know what our Lord is doing. Scripture tells us to do this. I am thinking about starting a blog and being real about God's healing for me. Faith comes through hearing. You are certainly strengthening people's faith.

  17. God uses it all for good...Today I am choosing thankfulness...all that we have been through brought us right we are, at His feet and in His presence receiving His healing. So grateful for that! We are becoming stronger!

  18. Wonderful post, and the devil does try to steal our joy by causing us to rehash old hurts but God is so wonderful He reminds us that He loves us and that forgiving and moving on is healing.

  19. I am glad I came across your blog. I can relate to a lot in this post. I to have experienced past trauma and it is a long hard road to recovery but we keep going.Behind The Smile.

  20. It is hard to heal from old hurts, but it is encouraging to know that Christ can help us heal and that we are forgiven. I hope you enjoy your weekend, Grace.