“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
God was there all the time when we were going through whatever we went through. If He had not been, we would have literally lost our minds. God waited patiently for us to come to ourselves; for us to finally yield to the tugging on our heart strings from Him. So, let us wait patiently on Him for whatever we need Him to do as He waited patiently for us to accept His Son. Remember, no matter how out of control you life seems to be, God is yet in control of it; His grace is sufficient to see you through WHATEVER you are going through or will go through!! Trust Him that He has your best interest at hand; God is concerned about you and will take care of you!! Don't look at the waves of the storm in your life, or where you have been, look at Jesus, He is there with you!! Grab hold to Him and He will NEVER let you fall!! Do not be afraid because God is there with you!!
Also, don't be fooled by a bunch of hype that all you have to do is believe and it will happen!! Let me explain: God has our lives planned but once we get old enough to make our own choices, we can either follow God's path for our lives OR go our own way. Us going our own way does not stop God's plan for our lives, He takes ALL the bad things that happens to us and incorporate them into His plan for our lives; in other words, God causes all things to work out for our good - the enemy cannot stop God's plan for us!!
Now we decide to come back to God and do things His way; follow the path He has for us. But don't rush God to give you this or that - the things He has planned for you life - He knows when you should have them!! We cannot hurry God; no matter how much faith we have!! The Bible tells us that if we had the faith the size of a grain of mustard seed we can speak to the mountain and command it to be cast into the sea and it must obey us so don't allow anyone to tell you things are not happening in your life because you don't have faith!! No, that is not it; God's timing is at work in your life!! It will happen in His time!! No, God does not want you to suffer but since everything got out of whack in your life when you were going the opposite way of God, God has to put things back in order so just be patient with Him!! God is turning everything the devil meant for evil around for your good since you are now loving Him and are the called according to His purpose!! Know that He has NOT forgotten you and He NEVER will!! As you wait on Him, use this time to develop a personal relationship with Him or to get closer to Him; learn all you can about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit!! Don't focus on what you are going through or what you have been through but focus on God and His divine love for you!!
May God continue to bless you and keep you!!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks