On Thursday in Franklin, TN I had the privilege of joining my women’s ministry partner from Malaysia, Ms. Sharon Ward Shirley, for a time of sharing and praying with her women’s group. One of the themes that day was facing the reality of the pain they had experienced. Then as I went to Beersheba Springs, TN yesterday I faced head on the issue of slavery in our nation. Painful experiences are hard to face, but facing them brings healing to you, others and the land. Everyone even the land has had painful things happen to them. Which is why the cross is the gate we all must go through to come into the kingdom.
With these two days in my heart this morning my Psalm to pray is Psalm 130 and God as He always does brings words to what we all need to hear so we can move on into the kingdom attributes of righteousness, peace and joy. May these verses activate forgiveness in you toward whatever has brought you pain .
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
If You, LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait,
And in His word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD;
For with the LORD there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.