Dear Precious Partners,
The month of May has been such an exciting month for my family, full of family events from weddings, graduations and Mother’s Day. Every event went extremely well and it was such a blessing to be with my family in these times of celebration. I hope you’ve been able to spend some time with your family this past month as well.
In the midst of all these celebrations I wanted to take time out to share with you what God has laid on my heart for you. I can remember as a little girl every time I would get injured I would run to mom’s medicine cabinet and get this bright orange medicine that would fix everything. I could remember my wound would hurt until I got the mecuricome and put the Band-Aid on to cover it up. Then as soon as I applied it I would have instant relief and no more tears. Everything was better.
If we reflect on the painful things we have gone through in life we may try and use a big Band-Aid to hide it. Maybe my Band-Aid is a big smile, a big accomplishment but in reality we are bleeding behind closed doors. We can be assured that Jesus is truly present to heal our pain, disappointments, worries, fears and wounds. Many times we don’t want to deal with or talk about our deepest hurts. We want to cover it up and pretend it didn’t happen but deep inside it is stopping us from moving forward into the plans God has for our lives.
If we never deal with that shame, hurt or disappointment it can stifle our growth in God. God is asking us to take all of our brokenness, pain, hurt and deep wounds of the past and lay them at the feet of Jesus. His blood will cover it all and in it’s place he will give us joy, peace, and love. He will affirm to us how valuable we are and how much he wants and needs us.
God says in Jeremiah 30:17; “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds.” He also says in Isaiah 61:1 “ He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted….to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord… to comfort all who mourn.” I am praying for you. Remember this, God wants us healed from the inside out. He doesn’t want us walking in pain, shame or brokenness. God wants us well so we can transfer that healing to others.
It is with a joyful heart that I thank each of you for your generous donations. As you continue to give to Marilyn Murray Ministries you are helping us to minister in local churches, sponsor conferences, host bible studies, partner in missions, rescue sex trafficking victims, help the homeless, sponsor education for children in Honduras and so much more.
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You are valuable.