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Living Free - Dec. 1, 2014

  • 2014 Dec 01
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All Things Are Possible

Today's Scripture

"Jesus looked at them intently and said, 'Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.'” - (Matthew 19:26 NLT)

Thoughts for Today

Has an abortion in your past stopped you from living in peace and wholeness? Crippled your sense of spiritual freedom? 

Kim Ketola, author of Cradle My Heart, has been there. She learned that Jesus was reaching out with God's love to stir her and move her forward. That he was ready to help her pick up right where she was and begin again in life.

But it was years before she learned all that.

"I learned this, but only after many years of feeling spiritually crippled. After an abortion, I sensed I'd lost something valuable and precious, but I couldn't discuss the loss with anyone. Who could possibly understand? How could anyone know the depth of responsibility I felt (or how deeply I blamed others) for making a mess of my life?"

Consider this … 

Kim found it difficult to reach out to God, but after years of struggling was able to open her heart to his healing. Maybe you too believe God doesn't want to help you. You may wonder how God could have let this happen to you. You may be thinking, How can I possibly move on and overcome the past?

Secret anger at your imperfections may have left you mired in depression, incapable of facing failure as a normal part of life. You may think you cannot remedy your wrongs. Shame overwhelms you. You may feel helpless with no hope of change.

Kim found hope—and healing. You can too. This week we will be looking at a few of the first steps toward healing and beginning again in life. Jesus loves you and wants to heal you. And with him . . . all things are possible.

Prayer

Father, you know how ashamed I feel. Help me find healing and hope. Help me believe that with you, all things are possible. In Jesus' name . . .

These thoughts were drawn from …

Cradle My Heart: Finding God's LOVE After Abortion by Kim Ketola. In this book, Kim seeks to help those hurt by abortion to grieve with hope. Sharing her story and the stories of ten other women, she reveals that God's love is not a casualty of the abortive process. With an appendix of helpful resources and a study and discussion guide included, Cradle My Heart is a timely and important resource for the hurting woman, the counselor, and the church.

With an understanding and empathetic voice, Kim Ketola exposes the hurt in your heart, reveals the healing in God's heart, and brings the two together to create a whole heart where restoration and celebration are possible.

 

 

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