Saturday, September 3, 2016

Do you Have Broken Walls?

  And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy, too; and you will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
Your sons will rebuild the long-deserted ruins of your cities; you will be known as the ‘People Who Rebuild their Walls and Cities’.

                 Isaiah 58: 11, 12 Life Recovery Bible

 
 
 Though Isaiah prophesied judgment on Judah because of their wickedness, his words brought a message of hope. The people of Judah were living in sin and denial. They were God’s chosen people. Nothing could destroy them, but God sent prophets that would confront them with truth. An enemy would destroy Jerusalem and take the people captive because of their unfaithfulness to the Almighty God. After all the miracles, Judah turned its back on God.

 
Do you have a broken wall? Does your life need to be rebuilt?
 

Are we Christians not like the people of Judah? God extends us grace. Christ died for our salvation. The Bible assures us nothing can separate us from God, so we feel invincible.

 

Then, sneaky sins creep into our life; a bit of resentment, a smattering of anger, a tad of envy, a small disobedience. We think it’s not big enough to worry about. We keep going to church and confessing Christ. All is well until someone hits us between the eyes with the truth. We've walked away from His mercy, refused His sacrifice, and denied His unfailing love. The walls of our life are broken.

 
 
God’s prophecy did come to pass. The Israelites were taken into exile by the Babylonians. Despite their situation, Isaiah preached hope to future generations of exiled Jews.

 

Are you facing truth today?

Are you caught up in addiction?

Has denial hit you with depression?

 

Facing your sin isn’t a bad thing anymore than going to a doctor if you're sick is wrong. Doctor Jesus holds out hope for our situation. He promises to rebuild our broken walls, to repair the breaches of sanity, and to restore our long-deserted intimacy with a holy God.

 



My Wharton Rock series deals with addictions.

Worth Her Weight - food addiction


How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?

 






Worth Forgiving - drug addiction and ex-con prejudice



Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning. Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?



Do you have any broken walls? Addictions, compulsions, or hang-ups?

Your life can be filled with well-watered gardens.

With God, there is always hope.

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