Thank you for trusting Me. For opening the door of your heart where there was pain. For not running from it, but trusting Me to bring you through it. For believing that I am your Healer, Redeemer, and Restorer.
When you trusted Me, you opened your heart and let My love in. When you gave Me the pain, you allowed Me to cleanse those places and heal you.
I know how hard it was to loosen your grasp and surrender it all to Me. But do you see now the beauty in surrender?
For when the pain of the past threatened to destroy your heart, you brought it to Me and allowed Me to heal it and use it for My glory.
When the wounds of your soul threatened to pull you back into the pit of despair, you brought it to Me and sought My Truth. You let Me dig up the lies and plant My Words of Truth—truth that is now deeply rooted within you.
When the disappointment of that unanswered prayer threatened to crush your spirit, you brought it to Me and gave it to Me as worship. It's still before Me, as a sweet fragrance—a sweet remembrance of your surrender.
Thank you for trusting Me with it all. For when you surrendered it to Me, beauty rose up out of the ashes as you were refined for your calling and purpose.
Take heart, brave one … your pain, your toiling, your choice to trust. It was all worth it. Take heart, knowing this … surrender leads to greatness.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (NIV)