It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Grace and Truth and today, we have a special treat for you. One of the bloggers in our Grace and Truth community is sharing her story today.
I love testimonies to the healing God does in our lives and trust you will find Lisa’s story as encouraging as I did.
I learned the hard way. Just because I was raised in the church and was a passionate
follower of Christ didn’t mean that I was whole on the inside. The truth was, I
was an emotional wreck.
I was demanding and critical of myself. I was obsessed with winning other’s
approval. I was terrified of rejection. I had a hard time listening to criticism. I felt it
impossible to say no to other’s demands. I could never speak my thoughts and
feelings and I did my very best to avoid any conflict that came my way.
For so many years, I sat in church and listened to amazing sermons by profoundly
gifted pastors. Yet somewhere in the deepest shadows of me, what I could believe
for so many others, I could not believe for myself. Other people could be whole, but
that must not be for me. No amount of study, prayer, or faith ever seemed to glue
together what was terribly broken inside.
My healing came in an altogether different way. He brought me to a place where my emotional wounds
could be safely exposed, understood, healed. My emotional healing did not detract
from my faith, my emotional healing increased my faith.
In my new book, Peace for a Lifetime I share the keys to cultivating a life that’s
deeply rooted, overflowing and abundant, the fruit of which is peace. Through
personal and professional experience, I discovered how to take the broken pieces of
life and find indestructible peace with myself, God and with others.
Through my story and other’s stories you’ll realize that you can experience the life
for which you long. You can experience abundance beyond anything you can
imagine. You can experience peace, not just for today, not just for tomorrow.
You can experience peace for a lifetime.
Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author, coffee lover, and wife. Her
online community lisamurrayonline.com provides a compassionate place in the
midst of the stresses and struggles of life.
Now let’s link-up!
Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader our hope is that you’ll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
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