Have you recently gone through a traumatic event in your life? Did you have to battle illness? Were you betrayed or abandoned by a close friend or relative? If so, I want you to know that you are not alone! Most of us at one time or another walk through the “Valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23:4).
The good news is that we don’t have to stay there! There is light at the end of the tunnel. Healing is available. There really are people out there who will not abandon you when things get tough. The problem is that we all want instantaneous relief and walking through these things is always a process. Many of us want to isolate ourselves and hunker down so we don’t get hurt again!
Rom 12:4-5 (CJB) says: “For just as there are many parts that compose one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function; so there are many of us, and in union with the Messiah we comprise one body, with each of us belonging to the others.” What happens if you lose one of your hands? Yes, you can still function, but you really miss that hand! What about the hand that was lost? It dies without the body.
Isolation breeds stagnation. Yes, you can still live your life for awhile, but your gift, your contribution becomes lost to the dust bin of history. Eventually you die without ever fulfilling the destiny for which you were born. You are left trying to swim in a stagnated pool that goes no where and eventually it chokes the life out of you. You are right where the devil wants you!
How about kicking the devil in the teeth, get out of that nasty stagnant pool, forgive those who wounded you, and step into your destiny! Go find your place and start swimming in the river of God!