Bruised Reeds

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And when I passed by you and saw you rolling about in your blood, I said to you in your blood, Live! Yes, I said to you still in your natal blood, Live!  I caused you [Israel] to multiply as the bud which grows in the field, and you increased and became tall and you came to full maidenhood and beauty; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown, yet you were naked and bare. Now I passed by you again and looked upon you; behold, you were maturing and at the time for love, and I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I plighted My troth to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord, and you became Mine. Then I washed you with water; yes, I thoroughly washed away your [clinging] blood from you and I anointed you with oil. I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with [fine seal] leather; and I girded you about with fine linen and covered you with silk. Ezekial 16:6-10

I am thankful He doesn’t leave us alone. In the mire of past wounds, sins committed against us and sins we have committed, He covers us.

We roll about in our pool of self-loathing, regret, bitterness, hurt, fear, and shame.  He kneels down, picks us up, washes us clean, restores us, and says, “Live!”

His gentle hands hold us as a broken reed, His strength and healing causes us to stand upright, He covers us with His grace, and presents us as His Beloved.

There is no shame and no need to hide yourself any longer. He sees beyond it all, He sees YOU. He will restore you. You see, what you have done, what has been inflicted on you… that is not you. You were fearfully and wonderfully made with purpose.

Beneath the blanket of injury is His little girl and just like He called to Lazarus, He says to you, “Come forth!” He is here, He is waiting for you. His arms are open and He will catch you. Fall into Him and He will lift you up.

Entrust yourself to His care, He is our Salvation and Deliverer.

Be Free & Stay Free

Author: Crooked Places Straight

Stacey Kessler lives in the soy and corn capital with her husband, James, and their little four legged ball of cuteness, JJ. Together they minister the love of Jesus Christ through Prophetic and Evangelistic ministry. Crooked Places Straight exists to share God's love and truth through the written word to people who seek healing, encouragement, and hope. It is my hope and prayer that through sharing testimonies, stories, and teaching, His Holy Spirit will lead you into a deeper relationship with Him; so you may know and grasp your inheritance in His glorious riches of salvation through Jesus Christ. From glory to glory... I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. Isaiah 45:2 To contact Stacey at Crooked Places Straight, email crookedplacesstraight@gmail.com

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