Tuesday, May 13, 2008

In Other Words Tuesday


Mark 1:31: So He went to her, took her hand, and helped her up.: I can truly relate to this scripture. I have lost count of the times, that the Lord has taken me by the hand, and helped me up. When my step-father sexually abused me, the Lord held His hand out to me, and helped me to rise above the hurt, and the shame. When my dad, and my brothers, turned away from me, totally shutting me out of their lives, there was the Lord. He reached out His hand to me, reminding me that He is my family, my true Father. When my momma passed away, and I went to a deep dark place of depression, and cutting myself, He reached His hand down into that deep dark pit of hell, and snatched me from its grip. Today, as I battle with several health problems, His hand is holding me steady. He never lets me go, He has a firm hold on my life. I am so grateful for His love, care, strength, and beautiful hands, that help me up, whenever I stumble, and fall.

18 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Isn't He wonderful? I have to say that He has reached in and delivered me from the pain of being sexually abused as well. He has reached in and saved me from my own painful choices and the wrong choices of others. When I look back I can say that He is sufficient. Amen! Hugs to you dear sister!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Yes, this verse could truly be applied to so many of your life experiences. What a great God we serve!

Amy B said...

He most definitely uses many ways to lift us up. His hand is in everything.

awesome post!

Karen said...

Jesus' hand is a hand we can always count on, I love it. There's so much to say about that, I want to go back and write more on mine!Thanks for sharing. Karen

Susan said...

What a beautiful testimony of God's faithfulness to you Denise♥

Sharon said...

I am praying for you today.
:) May you receive a huge blessing today!

twinklemom said...

*Hugs* Blogging for Voice of the Martyrs..Oh dear Sister...God is calling you for great things; We serve a wonderful Father who is there to help us out when we need Him the most and it's always a blessing to see how He has touched your life and your strong love and faith for Him. I love you so much dear Sister!

Kim said...

WOW....thanks SO much for sharing your heart.

And you are right...Jesus IS there...ALWAYS!!!

I'll be praying that God' grace continues to minister to your heart. You are a TRUE blessing.... :-)

Kim~

Mississippi Songbird said...

Thanks for this post. It was beautiful. I found your blog thru Bears In Exile.. It is really neat. Have a wonderful and blessed week..

Beloved MaMa said...

thank you so much for sharing your story... you are an amazing encouragement to the blog world!

Talk..to..Grams said...

You are so loved!!I know it has to be hard sharing your heart! But you help so many people in doing so! Blessings to you!!! I love you! Grams

Lady of Value said...

Hey Denise! Great post! I missed you while I was away. Keepin' ya in my prayers, as always! Have a great week!

Sharon Brumfield said...

He is the lifter of our souls and our heads. He sees us going under and He reaches down and pulls us up.

I am glad you are this side of your story with Him. He takes such good care of us....and not just when we have trouble.
He is a good God.

Bonnie W said...

Denise, I'm so glad God lifted you up! He truly is a father to us when our earthly father's fail!
Bonnie

Denise said...

A friend that sticks closer than a brother........ Hang on sister!!!!!

Kysha said...

You have an awesome testimony! God has amazing plans in store for you. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Sandi said...

I've been thinking on just how often God has held my hand lately. Then your post. I guess God is telling me something.

Melanie said...

What would we do without Him??