Reflecting on This Week’s Story
In Reflecting on This Week’s Story, it was another tough one to publish. The vicious cycle that has plagued this young girl is heartbreaking. The generational curse of addiction plays a huge role in her life. It has not just been an issue for her and her mom. It has been passed down from generation to generation.
The thing about generational curses is that they CAN be broken. You can plead the blood of Jesus Christ over them and He will break them. That was a hard concept for me to accept, personally. For me, I just thought I was “destined” to be so many things that I had seen in my family. That is a lie straight from the pit of hell.
God is Bigger
God is so much bigger than all the things that run through my head and this sweet girl’s head. When I see her, I see beauty. Not only physical beauty but a beauty that shines from within. Her laugh is infectious. She is LOUD yet timid. Loves Jesus, yet so unsure of herself. This young lady has my heart and then some.
There is a strength about her that she has, yet it is buried under all the pain. She wants to hide in the darkness but the Lord will not allow that, so He shines brightly on all those dark spots. He says in His Word in Psalm 139:11-12 “If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
This brilliant young lady is being so wise. She is seeking help, reaching out, saying the hard things, and admitting her struggles. Furthermore, she is seeking medical care from doctors, therapists, and friends who understand. This includes counseling, medication, meditation, writing, getting rest, and trying to eat better. All these things are amazing for her.
What I Want Her to Know
Sweet girl. You are loved by me, your friends, your church, and your family. I am so proud of you for simply breathing every day. Jesus wants nothing from you. He just wants you to turn your eyes unto the hills because that is where your strength will come from. You are beautiful, gracious, loving, and kind. Your life has meaning and your testimony is powerful.