Ever been in a slump? Ever had the wind knocked out of you? Ever wondered how you were going to make it out of this? Ever experienced something that just shocked you? Yes, it hurt, and it still hurts. Yes, you’re in pain. You may be out of gas (momentum and drive), but you’re never alone.
Just because you had the wind knocked out of you doesn’t mean that the Spirit of God is not in you. Do not give in to those who are looking at you, wondering why you’re sad, as if you are not Spirit-filled for dealing with pain. Truthfully, no one can really understand where you are unless they’ve been where you are.
While you’re healing, you have a choice, either to let this pain drain you of every ounce of desire to move forward, or learn from the pain. The choice is yours. But do know that you have a choice, and you also have a voice. Use your voice to proclaim that you’re coming out. Believe that you can do all things through Christ who gives you the strength (Phil. 4:13). Be honest about where are you. Ask the Holy Spirit for help.
Yes, the pain came, and it’s excruciating, but you will make it. This pain is peculiar, one you’ve never experienced before, but you’re on the road to healing. I declare that you will bounce back. I declare that you will live. Let these words be your anthem.
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