Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!” – Genesis 28:16
I didn’t know.
How could I have known?
That Jesus could be in this place of so much heartache and loss. That Christ was here in the midst of the anger and grief. That the Spirit of the Lord could accompany me on such a painful journey.
I ran from the truth of my reality for as long as I could. In fact, when I could no longer fun, I sort of dragged myself. Wasn’t ready to accept it. Didn’t want any part of it.
Definitely had no intention of admitting it out loud or telling anyone about it. Wasn’t ever going to set it out there for the world to see and judge and maybe snicker.
I didn’t know.
That the Spirit of the Lord is in this place. In this story. And He comes alive in the release of it.
I found freedom in my story. Freedom in the sharing and the embrace of those who walk alongside. Freedom in the connections I didn’t even know were there to be made. Freedom in handing it all over to a God who already owns it. Freedom in telling the truth and sighing in relief as I lay down the heavy load.
He’s there. In your story and in mine. In our connection and in the raw places we’re trying so hard to hide.
Surely the Lord is in this place. And wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for helping me to find freedom in You, no matter my circumstances. I am so blessed by the community You have led me to. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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