“I want to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” Philippians 3:10 The Holy Bible, The New Transaltion Version
Have you been there yet?
You know, have you walked through the valley of Hell. A place of fire and torment.
I have. It was during a toxic relationship. The person was terribly abusive, mean spirited,selfish and cruel. I stayed believing I could help this person. Of course they must want to resolve their issues and take action themselves. This person did not want to change their behavior. Finally I walked away.
Then, came another time of hell, the time of recovering from the abuse. I kept on calling out to God, but He was silent.
Thankfully God did direct me to the resources needed to recover. It took a year.
Through that time I developed a very deep and personal relationship with God. There was no other way for this relationship to exist except my going through the hell first to get rid of the toxic relationship that put a chasm between us.
In time the wounds were healed and my spirit resurrected into the family of Christ.
If you are going through the fire right now perhaps it in necessary to burn off bad habits or beliefs.
My trying to serve this abusive person prevented me from serving God. So, He just stepped back and allowed the abusive person to do their worst (a boy did they do a job on me) to burn off my feeling of obligation to them. Once the relationship ended, then came the healing.
Through the healing came a deep love for and respect for God.
So too is it possible for you.
If you are going through that hell, whether it be an addiction or toxic relationship or health or financial problems perhaps it is because you need to have something burned off that restricts you from your relationship with God.
Yes definitely get help.
I am so happy I did.
They helped open my eyes to a lot of things that has helped me ever since. At the completion of this time your spirit will be resurrected into a close relationship with God.
Believe me it hurts God too to have to step back and watch you go through this, but it is necessary.
Even though it hurts our Beloved to watch, He does step back and allow us to go through Hell to get us into Heaven. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) Judges 6:12 for blessing me with walking through my time of torment and agony. Thank you for healing me when You finally had enough and guided me away from the tormentor. I would never had made it without You. With my deepest gratitude I thank you in the name of the greatest Healer of all, Jesus Christ. Amen
May love be in your life, may hope be in your heart and may peace be in your every day walk with Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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