Are Sunday’s hard for you? Do you stay home and ache or do you go and let them act like they don’t know you? If you sit by your kids, do you taint them? Are people nice to them when you’re not around?
Of all the places on earth for the broken and damaged, you would think that church would be the safe haven. But it doesn’t feel that way. A bar stool is better, nobody judges you there.
How long until they treat you like a person again?
Will somebody please post the steps on the wall so that they can start healing their relationships, healing their spirits, and get back to being that person who loves and is loved?
Grace makes it almost impossible for others to see you and say, “She’s working on it.” because grace is immediate. If there were steps to grace, you could have that to prove your value. When the mean people question you, you can say, “I’m almost done with step number one!” And they’ll curtly say, ‘Well, that’s good news.” If someone brings up your past sin, someone else can say, “Hey, now! She’s on step three. We need to start letting her sin go and work her back into our lives.” When it’s all said and done, you’ve earned your certificate and everything is back to life again, and someone tries to bring up your past, you can point to the certificate on the wall and say, “My sin is irrelevant. I completed all of the steps.” And they won’t be able to hold anything against you. The debt was paid, what more is there to say?
There aren’t steps, though. There is nothing posted on the wall except, maybe a symbol of Jesus on the Cross. ….
You can either deal with people and jump through their hoops, or you can trust God. Trust God in the face of animosity and the big horrible nothing. The big horrible nothing is when everyone acts like they don’t know you or see you. Your name is not mentioned, your letters are not answered, your words are not heard, and your eyes are not met.
I’m promising now no more anger, no more dressing you down. For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, my love won’t walk away from you. -Isaiah 54:9-10
Get up, do what you have to do and know that He is with you. Continue with life. Listen to Him, not them. Forget about everybody else, this is the Father’s house, not theirs.
If you are easily offended, then please don’t watch this video. Pain makes people go to some dark, dark places and if you like butterflies and rainbows 24/7, then you will not like this video. I have been to those dark places and am not afraid of them. I bring them into the light because seeing them in the light takes some of the power away from it.